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06.06.23 ABC 7 - Cuba Gooding Jr. has settled his lawsuit with a woman who accused him of raping her in a New York City hotel room 10 years ago. The settlement comes as jury selection was about to begin Tuesday in a federal civil trial that could have caused the actor to pay millions in damages had the jury sided with the woman. The plaintiff had been seeking $6 million in damages. Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "I have no comment at this time," the woman's attorney, Gloria Allred, said in response to an email by ABC News.
06.06.23 PBS News Hour - Just as a trial was to begin, it was revealed Tuesday that Cuba Gooding Jr. has settled accusations that he raped a woman in a New York City hotel a decade ago, according to court records. The actor had insisted through lawyers that his encounter with the woman was consensual after the two met at a nearby restaurant. The lawsuit sought $6 million in damages. Attorney Gloria Allred, one of several representing the woman, declined comment. Other lawyers, including those representing Gooding, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
06.06.23 Deadline - Cuba Gooding Jr. will not have to face trial for rape. Minutes before jury selection was schedule to start this morning in New York in the civil case against the Oscar winner for an alleged 2013 assault, a deal was announced between the Oscar winner and the unnamed plaintiff. As is common with matters such as this, the settlement is being kept confidential. However, from what sources tell us, Gooding paid the alleged victim a "considerable sum" to end the case. Today, Attorney Gloria Allred said that she and her client in the civil case had “no comment at this time.
06.03.23 1 News - Kanye West is being sued by a paparazzo. The 45-year-old rap star was being pursued by photographer Nichol Lechmanik when he confronted her and grabbed her cellphone but she is now taking him to court as she claims that his actions have left a long-lasting impact. Meanwhile, Nichol's attorney Gloria Allred claimed that West needs to remember he was in a public place when the incident took place — where anyone has the "right" to film — and suggested that the 'Donda' rapper "stays home" to retain his privacy.
06.01.23 Kanye West sued by photographer after the rapper allegedly threw her phone into the street. Video of the incident was recorded outside a Newbury Park sports facility on Jan. 27 where West's child was reportedly playing in a school game, according to the clip recorded by photographer Nichol Lechmanik. Lechmanik's associate also recorded West from the passenger seat, according to the lawsuit. That video showed West demanding a camera from another paparazzi photographer after he walked away from Lechmanik's vehicle. Both videos were played during a news conference Thursday with Lechmanik's attorney Gloria Allred.
05.24.23 Cali4nia Magazine - Alec Baldwin takes to social media to commemorate the conclusion of filming for 'Rust' in Montana. The Western film's journey was marred by a tragic incident when cinematographer Halyna Hutchins lost her life on set. Baldwin faced involuntary manslaughter charges after a gun he was holding discharged, leading to the death of Halyna Hutchins and injuring Joel Souza. Although the case was eventually closed, potential future charges against Baldwin remain uncertain. Additionally the actor faces civil lawsuits, including those filed by Hutchins' family and 'Rust' script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, represented by prominent attorney Gloria Allred.
05.23.23 Fox News - Alec Baldwin calls completion of 'Rust' a 'miracle' after fatal shooting on set. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot in October 2021 when a gun Baldwin was holding fired on set. Baldwin was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter in the beginning of 2022, after a rehearsal for the film went awry. The case was later closed in the First Judicial District Court of New Mexico, although new charges could be brought against Baldwin in the future. The "30 Rock" star still faces other civil lawsuits, including one from the family of Hutchins, as well as a suit brought by "Rust" script supervisor Mamie Mitchell. Both parties are represented by Gloria Allred.
05.17.23 Manila Bulletin - The Pateros municipal government congratulated a Filipino for being the speaker at her commencement ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, also known as Penn Carey Law, in the US. Lawyer Maria Veronica Manalo, a Pateros resident, graduated from the university law school with a Master of Laws (LLM). The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School held its commencement ceremony on May 15 at the American Academy of Music in Philadelphia. This year's commencement address was delivered by women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred.
05.16.23 CNN - Criminal charges in Minnesota against R&B singer R. Kelly were dropped Tuesday, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Kelly was charged in 2019 by Hennepin County prosecutors with two counts of engaging in prostitution with a person under the age of 18. The alleged victim in Minnesota - identified only as "Jane Doe" - issued a written statement through the office of her attorney, Gloria Allred. "As a surviving victim of R. Kelly, I feel sad about the fact that Hennepin County Attorney's Office in Minnesota decided not to hold him accountable for what he did to me when I was a minor," she said. "If there had been a criminal trial, I would have been willing to testify against R. Kelly. Even though it wouldn't have brought any extra prison time for him, it would have given me closure."
05.10.23 Scripps News - Jury unanimously finds Trump liable for sexually abusing, and defaming E. Jean Carrol. Attorney Gloria Allred joins Scripps News and discusses the verdict, possible grounds for appeal, and the difference between a civil trial and a criminal trial. Watch here:
05.10.23 Mirror - Inside Donald Trump's web of lies and payouts to 26 women who accused him of sex crimes. Decades of allegations against President Trump detail him allegedly forcing himself on women at his New York and Florida homes, at beauty pageants, on planes, at restaurants and in random encounters. Just a sample of these allegations include: A former Queen of Miss Utah, represented by Gloria Allred, said Mr. Trump forcibly kissed her directly on the lips; a former yoga teacher, represented by Gloria Allred, has claimed that Trump groped her breast at a random encounter outside the 1998 US Open tennis tournament in Flushing, Queens; and a film actress, also represented by Gloria Allred, said that Trump pressured her to have sex with him 11 years ago when they met at a golf tournament in 2006.
05.10.23 The Guardian - It may have taken decades, but the law has finally caught up with Trump. On Tuesday, a jury in New York found that the former president sexually abused the advice columnist E Jean Carroll in the changing room of a department store 27 years ago. "The verdict in this case is important to survivors of sexual abuse," says the trailblazing equal rights lawyer Gloria Allred. "It will cause many of them to believe that if they are sexually abused and defamed by a rich, powerful and famous man that they may be able to fight back and win in a civil lawsuit, even if it is too late for a criminal case to be filed or even if no police report is ever made."
05.10.23 CNN - One World with Zain Asher - Attorney Gloria Allred speaks with Zain Asher about the Adult Survivor Act in New York, and the verdict in the E. Jean Carroll v. Donald Trump civil case. Video: 8:43 minutes
05.05.23 Fox 11 News - Gov. Newsom returns to help celebrate 5th anniversary of 'The Issue Is'. Back in May 2018, Newsom was California's Lt. Governor and a candidate to replace his then-boss Governor Jerry Brown. Five years, a failed recall attempt, and a pandemic, later, Newsom is now in his second, and final term as California's chief executive. In that time, "The Issue Is" has welcomed more than 300 guests, including Presidents, Vice Presidents, Cabinet Secretaries, Senators, Members of Congress, Oscar Winners, Super Bowl Champions, and, our most frequent guest of all, Gloria Allred, with more than two dozen appearances.
04.29.23 On April 21, special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis officially dismissed the criminal charges Alec Baldwin was facing for the shooting of "Rust" cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October 2021. Although the charges have been dropped, special prosecutors made it clear that they dismissed the charges without prejudice, and could file criminal charges again as they continue their investigation. After the charges were dropped, attorney Gloria Allred, who represents the family, said that her clients "remain hopeful" that Baldwin will face justice, despite the current decision to drop charges against the actor in a new statement provided to Deadline.
04.25.23 JD Journal - Ketanji Brown Jackson, the newest addition to the United States Supreme Court, is set to break the dry spell of SCOTUS law school commencement speakers. She is among the growing list of high-profile women who will address law graduates this year. Jackson will deliver remarks to American University Washington College of Law graduates on May 20 and to Boston University School of Law the following day. Law schools have secured an eclectic mix of speakers, many of them women. University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School has famed women's rights attorney Gloria Allred slated to talk at its May 15 commencement. Allred's grandson is among the Penn Law students who will be collecting their diplomas.
04.24.23 NY Post - Over a decade ago, Donald Trump helped a transgender woman compete in a Miss Universe pageant when he owned the organization — before the former president said Sunday that "God created two genders" as he sets his sights on retaking the White House in 2024. But Trump's actions in 2012 appeared to be in contrast to weekend statements when he overruled the rejection of Jenna Talackova, a transgender beauty queen who entered the Miss Universe Canada competition. Talackova, then 23, was originally denied because she was not born a biological female, according to a past report. She and her lawyer at the time, Gloria Allred, called on the Miss Universe organization to nix the rule that mandated contestants be "naturally born" females.
04.24.23 Reuters - Ketanji Brown Jackson among big-name women speakers at law school graduations. The U.S. Supreme Court's newest justice is slated to end a SCOTUS law school commencement dry spell and is among the growing list of high-profile women who will address law graduates this year. Law schools have this far secured an eclectic mix of speakers, many of them women. Duke Law School has secured Apple general counsel Kate Adams to speak at its May 13 ceremony, while the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School has famed women's rights attorney Gloria Allred slated to talk at its May 15 commencement. Allred's grandson is among the Penn law students who will be collecting their diplomas.
04.24.23 Winston-Salem Journal - Blair Tindall, oboist and journalist who wrote about sexual abuse at UNCSA, dies at 63. The book, "Mozart in the Jungle," was turned into hit series on Amazon. Tindall is one of the 58 plaintiffs who are suing UNCSA, alleging they endured a culture of rampant sexual abuse and exploitation and that school administrators and faculty failed to do anything about it. The lead attorney for the plaintiffs is Gloria Allred, who is known for representing sexual harassment and sexual abuse victims.
04.24.23 CAN Lifestyle - Prosecutors on Friday (Apr 21) formally dismissed an involuntary manslaughter charge against Alec Baldwin in the fatal 2021 shooting of a cinematographer on the set of the Western film Rust, citing new evidence and the need for more time to investigate. Gloria Allred, attorney for other Hutchins relatives who filed their own lawsuit, and for Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who witnessed the shooting and filed the first suit over it, said Friday that her clients will press forward with their civil litigation against Baldwin, regardless of what happens with the criminal charges.
04.24.23 The Blast - 'Rust' Adds Safety Officers On Set As Alec Baldwin Resumes Filming. The film had paused production following the October 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico. Production resumed on the same day that the state of New Mexico officially dropped involuntary manslaughter charges against actor Alec Baldwin. However, the civil suit filed by Hutchins' mother Olga Solovey, her father Anatolii Androsovych, and sister Svetlana Zemko, continued. Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents the family, said that her clients "remain hopeful" despite the dismissed charges.
04.23.23 DT News - Taking to the Streets: Protesters rally amid controversial ruling on abortion pill. Amid the recent push to further limit access to safe abortion on a federal level, hundreds of protesters took to the streets in Downtown on April 15. Vice President Kamala Harris made a surprise appearance, calling on Americans "to be the next generation of the people who will help lead and fight in this movement for freedom and liberty." Also in attendance, feminist lawyer Gloria Allred declared, "For more than 50 years, our wombs have become political footballs. … There are already women in many states who have no right to legal, unsafe abortion."
04.22.23 mxdwn.com - Alec Baldwin Criminal Charges Officially Dropped, Hutchins Family Will Still Sue. Special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis filed the paperwork on Friday, which detailed their reasons for dropping their charges against the actor. While Baldwin's charges are dropped for now, Morrissey and Lewis will reopen the case and press these charges if anything else comes up. "This decision does not absolve Mr. Baldwin of criminal culpability, and charges may be refiled," they state. Concurrently, the Hutchins family refuses to back down from their lawsuit against Baldwin and demands that he face responsibility for his actions. While Hutchins' widower received compensation, the rest of her family will still pursue the lawsuit with lawyer Gloria Allred.
04.22.23 Fox News - Alec Baldwin spotted on 'Rust' set holding gun after criminal charges dropped. Alec Baldwin was seen in full costume on the new "Rust" set after his involuntary manslaughter charges were dismissed. Baldwin still faces a handful of lawsuits, including one brought by "Rust" script supervisor Mamie Mitchell along with another by Hutchins' mother, father and sister. Both parties are represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
04.18.23 Newsday - Attorneys for Alec Baldwin have filed a motion to dismiss one of the lawsuits filed against him and others connected to his ill-fated Western movie "Rust," in which an accidental live round in a prop gun killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. The plaintiffs' high-profile attorney, Gloria Allred, countered in a statement to Newsday: "It is abundantly clear under New Mexico law, which will be applied in the California court, that he [Baldwin] is responsible for all of the harm he did to the entirety of Halyna Hutchins' family. We are here to make sure that he is held accountable for his actions."
04.18.23 ET - The Los Angeles Police Department has presented a sexual assault case against embattled actor Armie Hammer to the L.A. County District Attorney's office for possible prosecution. NBC News reports that the case in question stems from sexual assault allegations made against Hammer in 2021. In May 2021, a woman who only identified herself as Effie came forward, via attorney Gloria Allred, with public allegations that she was victimized by Hammer.
04.17.23 Fox News - Alec Baldwin slams Halyna Hutchins' family as 'misguided' in request to dismiss wrongful death lawsuit. Baldwin was sued by Hutchins' family following the fatal 'Rust' shooting. "We are not surprised that Alec Baldwin is once again attempting to avoid responsibility for what he did," attorney Gloria Allred said. "It is abundantly clear under New Mexico law, which will be applied in the California court that he is responsible for all of the harm he did to the entirety of Halyna Hutchins' family. We are here to make sure that he is held accountable for his actions."
04.16.23 Evening Standard - Roman Polanski sex victim Samantha Geimer said that she never had a "problem" with being drugged and raped by the director when she was just 13 years old. Geimer told Polanski's wife Emmanuelle Seigner in an interview published by French magazine Le Point that the 1977 rape - Polanski's first sexual assault scandal - had no lasting effects on her. The interview also touched on the MeToo movement against sexual abuse. Ms. Geimer criticised lawyer Gloria Allred, who has taken on several high-profile cases of sexual assault and women's rights.
04.15.23 NBC News - Alec Baldwin wants 'misguided' lawsuit filed by Halyna Hutchins' parents and sister dismissed. The actor said Hutchins' parents and sister were distanced from her "physically, financially, and emotionally for years before her death." Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing Hutchins' family in the suit, said in a statement Saturday that Baldwin is "once again attempting to avoid responsibility."
04.15.23 ABC News - Protesters march through downtown LA in opposition to possible abortion drug ban. The rally featured several speakers, including a surprise speech by Vice President Kamala Harris, who happened to be in town for the event. Gloria Allred, a civil rights lawyer known for fighting to protect women's rights, spoke with ABC7 on the importance of maintaining mifepristone, the abortion drug in trouble of being removed from the American market, as an option for women. "We want scientific judgment to prevail and not to have any justice substitute their religious ideology, or their beliefs that are not scientific," said Allred. "We don't want these courts to limit access to women."
04.04.23 CTV News - Attorney Gloria Allred joins Vassy Kepelos on Power Play to discuss what to expect as Donald Trump arrives in New York for his historic booking and arraignment.
03.31.23 RollingStone - What Do We Really Want From Chris Brown? Since assaulting Rihanna in 2009, the singer has been accused of more than 20 acts of aggression, violence, or crime - and has remained incredibly popular. Many demand better. The lawyer Gloria Allred alleged that a woman was raped and sexually assaulted in Brown's home by two others in 2017. There is a laundry list of alleged transgressions trailing him that extends from 2009 to as recently as 2021. That's why the criticism won't die down, because the allegations haven't, either.
03.31.23 NBC News - Who's Judge Juan Merchan? Trump says he 'hates me' but lawyers say he's fair. The acting New York Supreme Court justice is expected to preside over Trump's arraignment next week, and could oversee his trial. Lawyer Gloria Allred, a Trump critic, said she thinks Merchan is the "right judge" for the hush money case, given his experience with the Trump Organization trial, but that his experience "may be the reason that the defense seeks to obtain another judge for this case."
03.24.23 Warrior Women Speak - Gloria Allred joins Judge Rosemarie Aquilina and Shari Botwin, LCSW, to discuss how she empowers survivors. Listen to the podcast here.
03.15.23 IMDB - No Harvey Weinstein Retrial On Rape, Sex Assault Charges. Jurors could not reach unanimous verdicts on a rape count and a sexual assault count involving Jennifer Siebel Newsom - a documentary filmmaker and the wife of California Gov. Gavin Newsom - and a sexual battery count involving model Lauren Young. "For 10 years I have done everything possible to seek justice for what the defendant did to me," Young said, reading from prepared remarks with her attorney Gloria Allred standing behind her. "I have not achieved the justice that I had hoped to obtain."
03.14.23 Deadline - Harvey Weinstein Searching For New Legal Team For LA Rape Trial Appeal; D.A. Decides Not To Retry Remaining Charges. In that vein, the practical decision by the DA not to seek a risky retrial sets the stage for Weinstein to launch a formal appeal of the 16-year sentence he received back on February 23 in the City of Angels. Accompanied by her lawyer Gloria Allred at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Lauren Young (Jane Doe #2) on Tuesday expressed disappointment in the decision to not retry. Young testified in both Weinstein's NYC and LA trials. Also represented by Allred, Jane Doe #5 - revealed today as Kate Jaggard - said in a statement, "In my opinion, the conviction was a win for all sexual assault victims."
03.14.23 Variety - Harvey Weinstein Will Not Face New Trial for Remaining Charges in Los Angeles. After a two month trial in late 2022, the jury found Weinstein guilty of three counts of sexual assault and rape of sexual assault, and acquitted him of a sexual battery charge of a massage therapist, identified as Jane Doe #3. The jurors were split on charges involving two other accusers: Jennifer Siebel Newsom, or Jane Doe #4, and Lauren Young, who was Jane Doe #2. On Tuesday morning, the judge dismissed those three remaining charges, and ruled that she would not be putting Weinstein back on trial. After the hearing on Tuesday, Young, who was an inspiring actor and screenwriter when she claims Weinstein assaulted her in 2013, spoke in court, urging the judge to retry the charges. Appearing with her attorney, Gloria Allred, Young said, "I think Harvey Weinstein should be punished for any and every crime."
03.14.23 Variety - Jane Doe No. 5 Reveals Identity as Harvey Weinstein's L.A. Legal Matters Come to an End. Kate Jaggard was set to be Jane Doe No. 5 in Weinstein's 2022 rape trial, but she was ultimately never called to testify. In turn, the four charges associated with her allegations were dropped. Little details were shared about Jaggard, other than her being an actor and model who lives in Australia. She is represented by attorney Gloria Allred, who revealed her identity to the media on Tuesday following the final hearing in Weinstein's L.A. case. "I would like to thank with immense gratitude the four other Jane Does who testified in the recent trial of convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein in Los Angeles," Jaggard said in a statement, provided by Allred. "In my opinion, the conviction was a win for all sexual assault victims."
03.10.23 Fox News - Attorney Gloria Allred sent a letter to the Department of Justice stating that Jeffrey Epstein's victims deserve answers about the his death while incarcerated at a New York federal correctional facility. Allred, who represents 20 alleged victims of Epstein, wrote in a letter on March 2 to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz that her clients' hopes of being able to testify against Epstein were broken when Epstein killed himself in his jail cell on Aug. 10, 2019, according to Business Insider. She said that Epstein's death "raises serious questions that must be answered."
03.10.23 Fox News - Jeffrey Epstein death raises questions that 'must be answered' for victims, Gloria Allred says. Allred, who represents 20 alleged victims of Epstein, wrote in a letter on March 2 to Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz that her clients' hopes of being able to testify against Epstein were broken when Epstein killed himself in his jail cell on Aug. 10, 2019, according to Business Insider.
03.10.23 Business Insider - Jeffrey Epstein's victims demand answers about the investigation into his death, Gloria Allred wrote in a new letter to the DOJ. In a March 2 letter to Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, attorney Gloria Allred, who represents 20 of Epstein's accusers, asked for an update on the long-running investigation into his death. "Many of Mr. Epstein's victims question how and why the system failed to prevent the death of Jeffrey Epstein," Allred wrote in the letter. "Victims have been promised answers but after years of waiting for those answers, they have yet to receive them."
03.10.23 Mirror - Alec Baldwin 'wants his day in court' as investigation hearing set for May. The Hollywood actor was charged over the death of 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who was shot when a prop gun Baldwin was holding fired at her in October 2021. A judge has set a date of May 3 for a preliminary investigation hearing, which is scheduled to last two weeks. As well as the criminal charges, Baldwin is facing a separate civil lawsuit filed by the family of Ms. Hutchins in February 2023. Their attorney Gloria Allred said the family, who are living in Ukraine while war rages, "feel strongly that anyone who is responsible for her loss must be held accountable".
03.03.23 The Larry Elder Show - Adding to the 23-year sentence he received after being convicted of similar crimes in New York in 2020, disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has now been sentenced by a Los Angeles court to a further 16 years in prison for a separate incident of rape and sexual assault. Joining Larry Elder to discuss this is Gloria Allred, the most celebrated female lawyer in America, who has represented numerous high-profile #MeToo victims. She provides updates on both the Harvey Weinstein and Bill Cosby cases. She says the sexual abuse is really about the abuse of power, and is not limited to Hollywood, but also happens in business, on Wall Street, in religious groups, and in the sports world.
02.28.23 Variety - After being sentenced to 16 additional years last week, Harvey Weinstein is all-but-likely to spend the rest of his life behind bars. "Today, he will be sentenced. He cannot hurt anyone anymore," Evgeniya Chernyshova, known in the case as Jane Doe #1, said at Weinstein's sentencing. Women's rights activist and high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, who represented three women in Weinstein's L.A. trial, was disappointed that all of her clients were not given the opportunity to make victim impact statements at the sentencing. (The judge only allowed Chernyshova to make a statement in court, since the other women's testimony did not result in a conviction.)
02.24.23 NBC News - LOS ANGELES - Former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 16 years in prison Thursday for a rape conviction in Los Angeles, adding to a more than two-decade-long sentence already handed down in New York. Attorney Gloria Allred filed a motion with the court Tuesday on behalf of three women after a judge denied them the ability to read victim impact statements at the sentencing. The judge declined to push the sentencing to hear Allred's appeal, but Jane Doe 1 was permitted to offer a statement to the court before the judge's sentencing decision.
02.24.23 Democracy Now! - Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to Another 16 Years for Rape in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Thursday to 16 years in prison for rape. The sentence is to be served after his 23-year term stemming from his New York sexual assault conviction, effectively ensuring the one-time Hollywood mogul will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Attorney Gloria Allred filed appeals on behalf of two survivors who were denied the right to deliver victim impact statements before the sentencing. Gloria Allred: "You may say, 'Well, isn't it too late? He was sentenced today.' It's never too late to argue or to assert a constitutional right that we think has been violated."
02.24.23 Entertainment Tonight - Nearly 15 months after the tragic news first broke on the set of Rust, Alec Baldwin and the film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, have been criminally charged in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Represented by attorneys Gloria Allred and John Carpenter, Hutchins' family in Ukraine filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and other Rust producers over Hutchins' death. According to legal documents, obtained by ET, the family is alleging battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and loss of consortium for the three plaintiffs, all of whom, Allred said, seek to recover compensation for damages to certain relationships that are mutually dependent.
02.23.23 Nicki Swift - After several traumatic years in court, R. Kelly - whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly - learned his fate. In September 2021, the "Ignition" singer was convicted on six counts, including three counts of child pornography and enticing minors. "First, he used the power of his celebrity to recruit vulnerable underage girls for the purpose of sexually abusing them," attorney Gloria Allred said at the time of his conviction, per CNN. On February 23, 2023, R. Kelly was sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Illinois judge for "sexual exploitation and enticement of a minor". Read More Here.
02.23.23 The National - Former media mogul Harvey Weinstein on Thursday was sentenced to 16 years in prison after a Los Angeles jury convicted him of the 2013 rape and sexual assault of an Italian actress and model. Weinstein directly appealed to Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench, saying: "I maintain that I'm innocent. I never raped or sexually assaulted Jane Doe 1." Last week, Ms. Lench rejected a request from Gloria Allred, a lawyer for some of the women who gave evidence during the trial, to allow others to make similar statements in court about Weinstein.
02.23.23 Newsmax - Weinstein faces a 2nd long sentence in LA rape conviction. Harvey Weinstein could see the long prison term he is already serving nearly doubled at his California sentencing, bringing the onetime movie magnate and lord of the Oscars to a new low after convictions for rape and sexual assault. Unless she grants a defense motion for a new trial, Superior Court Judge Lisa B. Lench is scheduled to sentence the 70-year-old Weinstein in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom on Thursday.
02.22.23 Los Angeles Magazine - Attorney For Harvey Weinstein Accusers Asks for 11th Hour "Extraordinary Relief". Attorney Gloria Allred is asking an appellate court to delay the sentencing for convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, which is set for Thursday in Los Angeles, or that her clients be allowed to speak at the hearing immediately.
02.20.23 Los Angeles Magazine - Firearm Enhancement Charge Dropped in Alec Baldwin 'Rust' Case. Though the move is being called a win for Baldwin and Gutierrez Reed, Baldwin still faces involuntary manslaughter charges, as well a formidable opponent in court as the Hutchins' family attorney, renowned victims' rights attorney Gloria Allred, announced a second civil lawsuit against Baldwin on the family's behalf. "We want accountability and justice for them. It's as simple as that," said Allred.
02.17.23 Deadline - Alec Baldwin 'Rust' Shooting Case Sees Halyna Hutchins' Widower Added To D.A. Witness List. In a fourth amended state's witness list for preliminary hearing filed Thursday in New Mexico, D.A. Mary Carmack-Altwies now has Matthew Hutchins on the list. Adding to several previously filed civil lawsuits in California and New Mexico, Gloria Allred last week brought a suit on behalf of Hutchins' Ukrainian-based family members Olga Solovey, Anatoli Androsvych and Svetlana Zemko.
02.17.23 CTV News - Federal prosecutors Thursday asked a judge to give singer R. Kelly 25 more years in prison for his child pornography and enticement convictions last year in Chicago, which would add to 30 years he recently began serving in a New York case. Kelly's sentencing in Chicago is set for Thursday next week. Attorney Gloria Allred represented numerous victims of R. Kelly during the trial in New York.
02.16.23 Law & Crime - Los Angeles court will only allow one of Harvey Weinstein's victims to speak during his sentencing next week. An attorney for many of those alleged victims says the decision may have violated the California Constitution and statutory law. In an interview with Law&Crime, famed attorney Gloria Allred noted that the Golden State is one of just a few jurisdictions where victims' rights are enshrined in the state constitution.
02.09.23 Los Angeles Magazine - Alec Baldwin is now facing a second lawsuit over the fatal 2021 shooting on the New Mexico set of the movie Rust, with this new case coming from the victim's parents and sister, who are represented by powerhouse victims' rights attorney Gloria Allred. The actor has extended "no outreach" to Halyna Hutchins' mother, father and sister, the powerhouse attorney said when announcing the case.
02.09.23 Deadline - Alec Baldwin Sued For Negligence By Slain 'Rust' Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins' Ukrainian Parents, Sister. "We have filed a lawsuit today in Los Angeles Superior Court against Alec Baldwin, Rust producers, armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, first assistant director David Halls, and other defendants who may have been responsible for the death of Halyna Hutchins," attorney Gloria Allred said Thursday of the negligence and battery civil action filed on behalf of Hutchins' Ukrainian-based family members Olga Solovey, Anatoli Androsvych and Svetlana Zemko. "May she rest in peace."
02.09.23 CBS News - Attorney Gloria Allred announced on Thursday the filing of a new suit against Baldwin and several other parties involved in the production of "Rust" on behalf of Hutchins' sister and parents. During a press conference, Allred said the lawsuit alleges "battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, and loss of consortium" for Hutchins' mother Olga Solovey, father Anatolii Androsovych and younger sister Svetlana Zemko.
02.09.23 Variety - The Ukrainian parents and sister of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins filed a lawsuit on Thursday against Alec Baldwin and the producers of "Rust" in connection with her death in October 2021. Attorney Gloria Allred announced the lawsuit at a press conference at her office on Thursday morning.
02.09.23 Vulture - Alec Baldwin and producers of the film Rust are facing a new civil lawsuit over their role in the fatal 2021 shooting of Halyna Hutchins, attorney Gloria Allred announced on February 9. In the press conference, Allred claimed Baldwin has yet to reach out to the family with an apology. "There has been no settlement for [the plaintiffs]," Allred said. "As a matter of fact, there has been no outreach to them by Mr. Baldwin to even say he was sorry."
02.09.23 CNN - Family of slain cinematographer sues Alec Baldwin and 'Rust' production company. The parents and sister of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was shot and killed during a rehearsal on the 'Rust' film set in 2021 are suing actor Alec Baldwin, the movie's production company and others over her death. The lawsuit filed Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges the defendants caused intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence and loss of consortium in Hutchins' untimely death, attorney Gloria Allred announced in a news conference.
01.27.23 Daily Forty-Niner - A diverse group of demonstrators gathered at Liberty Park in Long Beach on Sunday to march in protest of the Supreme Court's decision that overturned Roe v. Wade last summer. The march was held on the 50-year anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when the Supreme Court initially ruled in favor of abortion rights on Jan. 22, 1973. Attorney Gloria Allred, a famously recognized feminist lawyer, participated in the march with Jane Roe's daughter, Melissa Mills, and spoke about her own experience trying to get an abortion in the 1960s.
01.26.23 City Council of Philadelphia Weekly Report - Councilmember Gilmore Richardson Introduces Resolution Honoring Girls High on its 175th Anniversary. Girls High has a long and impressive history of alumnae who've gone on to significant careers: Jessie Redmon Fauset (1900), poet, author and the godmother of the Harlem Renaissance; Pauline Oberdorfer Minor (1910), singer and composer, founding member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Constance Clayton (January 1952), the first woman and African American to lead the Philadelphia Public School system; Gloria Allred (June 1959), noted women's rights attorney; and many others.
01.24.23 Jezebel - Pete Davidson Scrubs All His Kim Kardashian Tattoos. With the entire world either eager or forced to know about Pete Davidson's love life, there's at least one surefire way to know where his romantic loyalties lie: Just look at his current tattoo tableau. Davidson appears to have had his tattoos dedicated to Kim Kardashian removed, so it's safe to assume they are done-done. Though, I don't think anyone was holding their breath. I maintain that Davidson could have kept the "My Girl Is a Lawyer" tattoo and just start dating Gloria Allred. But alas.
01.22.23 WFSB - Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court case that granted the right to an abortion. On Saturday, pro-life rallies were seen across the country. Gloria Allred represented Norma McCorvy, also known as Jane Roe, for many years as she fought to have her voice heard. She was joined by Melissa Mills, Roe's daughter. "I am devastated by the overturning of Roe V. Wade, which has set us back 50 years. Now our kids and our grandchildren have less freedoms than we have had for almost 50 years. My mother fought for decades for women to have more choices, not fewer."
01.22.23 Orange County Register - Southern California demonstrators rally for abortion rights on Roe ruling anniversary. In Long Beach, which appeared to be the largest of the Southern California rallies, demonstrators marched down Ocean Boulevard and up Magnolia Avenue to the steps of the Gov. George Deukmejian Courthouse. Speakers included attorney Gloria Allred, Rep. Katie Porter, Rep. Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson, Vice Mayor Cindy Allen, among others.
01.21.23 Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore has apologized to the family of a former television executive who accused former CBS chief Leslie Moonves of sexual misconduct. The chief's apology came after disclosures that a former LAPD captain in 2017 shared information about Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb's allegations with CBS executives, including Moonves. Jim Gottlieb and Cathy Weiss spoke fondly of their mother, who died last July, during a news conference Friday with Gloria Allred at her office in Los Angeles.
01.20.23 CBS News - Gloria Allred asks for LAPD accountability in collusion case with CBS executive. Today's press conference centered on the LAPD's misconduct in handling one of the multitudes of sexual assault and sexual misconduct claims made against Moonves, which span decades. The claim was filed by the late the Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb in 2017 at the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood station, stating that Moonves had allegedly assaulted her in the 1980s.
01.20.23 The Hollywood Reporter - Les Moonves Accuser's Family Speaks Out About LAPD's Mishandling of Her Case. The children of the late TV executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, whose claims of sexual misconduct against Les Moonves helped lead to his resignation as CEO of CBS in 2018, spoke out on Jan. 20, with their attorney Gloria Allred, about the Los Angeles Police Department's mishandling of her confidential police report.
01.20.23 Los Angeles Daily News - Southern California women's marches planned for Roe v. Wade's 50th anniversary. Across Southern California there are only a smattering of events scheduled for this weekend. Perhaps the largest event, this time around, will be in Long Beach. The rally will boast several speakers, including attorney Gloria Allred, Long Beach Mayor Rex Richardson, Vice Mayor Cindy Allen, state Assemblymember Josh Lowenthal and longtime activist Zoe Nicholson.
01.19.23 NewsNation - Attorney Gloria Allred: Alec Baldwin is not above the law. Gloria Allred, the attorney representing the "Rust" script supervisor, told "Banfield" on Thursday that Alec Baldwin has "not taken responsibility" for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and that "no one is above the law." Prosecutors in New Mexico announced Thursday they will pursue criminal charges against the actor and the film's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, in the fatal shooting on the "Rust" movie set in 2021.
01.19.23 Breitbart - Accusers of Ron Jeremy are disappointed that the former porn star, who was indicted on more than 30 counts of sexual assault, will not go to trial due to being declared unfit by a California judge. High-profile attorney Gloria Allred, who represents two of the "Jane Doe" accusers, told NPR the ruling was "very disturbing" to her clients. Allred added that the alleged victims have had to relive their experiences with Ron Jeremy multiple times while preparing to face off against him in court, and now it may have all been for nothing.
01.19.23 Hollywood Reporter - 'Rust' Shooting: Alec Baldwin, Other Crew to Be Charged in Halyna Hutchins' On-Set Death. More than a year after the fatal shooting, Santa Fe County prosecutors announced they will charge star and producer Baldwin, as well as the film's armorer, in connection with the cinematographer's death. Baldwin continues to face claims of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence in a suit from script supervisor Mamie Mitchell. Gloria Allred, Mitchell's lawyer, stressed that the district attorney bringing charges was vital to advancing safety of crewmembers on set.
01.19.23 NPR - Ron Jeremy's accusers are disappointed the former porn star won't go to trial. The alleged victims of former adult film star Ron Jeremy won't have their day in court anytime soon - if at all - now that a California judge has declared Jeremy incompetent to stand trial. Gloria Allred, the high-profile attorney who said she represents two of the "Jane Doe" victims named in the indictment against Jeremy, told NPR that the ruling was "very disturbing" to her clients. "It is very distressing," she said. "Both were ready to testify at the trial."
01.17.23 The Patch - LB/OC Women Rising is holding a march and rally at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Victory Park on Ocean Boulevard. "We sent a clear message as voters showed up at the polls to soundly reject Trumpism and MAGA Republicans," a spokesperson said. Expect to hear from "attorney Gloria Allred, Mayor Rex Richardson, Vice Mayor Cindy Allen, state Assemblymember Josh Lowenthal, and several other officials."
01.16.23 Press Telegram - Long Beach women's march on Sunday to mark 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. The Long Beach march is part of a series of national events planned that day. Those scheduled to speak at the rally include attorney Gloria Allred, Mayor Rex Richardson, Vice Mayor Cindy Allen, and several other officials.
01.15.23 Daily Meal - The Alarming Fine-Dining Practice Of 'Women's Menus'. As women were gaining more ground in all areas of life in the '80s, there was one point of contention that businesswomen or women out on a date had to deal with. It was a small thing, but it had huge implications - the women's menu (sometimes referred to as the ladies' menu). If you have never heard of a women's menu, you have Kathleen Bick and Gloria Allred to thank. Yes, that Gloria Allred.
01.05.23 USA Today - 12 women sue Northern California school, ex-teacher accused of abusing dozens of students. The women are suing just in time before California's civil statute of limitations went back into effect. The Sonoma Academy, located in Northern California's famed wine country, has an annual tuition of nearly $50,000. The Sonoma graduates' lawsuit, filed by high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, came in just under the wire.
01.05.23 Variety - Attorney Gloria Allred discusses Harvey Weinstein's recent conviction of 3 of 7 charges, including rape, in his Los Angeles sexual assault trial.
01.04.23 Daily Mail - Chris Noth, 68, in rare public outing in NYC ... more than a year after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct. Noth in December of 2021 was accused by two women of sexual assault in a story published by The Hollywood Reporter, in regards to incidents which occurred in 2004 and 2015. Three other women subsequently accused the actor of sexual assault in the wake of the initial story. Famed lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing a woman named Lisa Gentile who says Noth was violent with her in 2002, told the outlet that she hasn't 'filed any civil case' against the actor.
12.27.22 NBC - Georgia voters flex their political muscles like never before in 2022. During a year when Georgia's campaigns were dotted by occasional pop-ups from Hollywood (Oprah Winfrey), legal (Gloria Allred) and national political (Barack and Michelle Obama, Mike Pence and Donald Trump) celebrities, 2022 belonged to Georgia voters, who broke virtually every early voting number on record and cast more absentee ballots than ever before.
12.24.22 YouTube - Gloria Allred on Weinstein verdict: "The New York Court of Appeals, which is New York's highest court, has agreed to hear Mr. Weinstein's appeal in 2023 in July. Given that there is now a possibility, although hopefully not a probability, that Mr. Weinstein's convictions in New York could be reversed, the Los Angeles prosecution is very important. Even if the New York conviction remains intact, the women whom Harvey Weinstein victimized in Southern California deserved to have their day in court and I'm glad that they received that in this criminal case in Los Angeles."
12.23.22 Variety - Gloria Allred: All of Harvey Weinstein's Victims Should Be Allowed to Speak at Sentencing. In an interview with Variety after the verdict, Allred said that she was "disturbed" that none of her clients will be allowed to speak at Weinstein's sentencing. Judge Lisa B. Lench has said she will allow only one victim to address the court: Jane Doe #1, the only one whose allegations resulted in a conviction. Allred said her clients "went through a grueling, challenging and brutal cross-examination, and they did it for the cause of justice."
12.23.22 ABC - Harvey Weinstein Guilty. Prosecutors called 44 witnesses during the Los Angeles trial, but the jury's decision depended largely on the testimony of the four women who Weinstein was charged with raping or sexually assaulting at various Beverly Hills hotels between 2004 and 2013. Gloria Allred represented Lauren Young, who was identified during the trial as Jane Doe 2. Ms. Allred said her client would be willing to testify in a third criminal trial against Weinstein.
12.22.22 Firstpost. - Netflix's Harry & Meghan: How Meghan Markle's outfits scream her individualistic fashion choices. In the Netflix documentary it is shown that the day she decided to step down from her royal duties, Meghan wore an all green outfit including her headgear. The colour green stands for feminist movement which Meghan is vocal about. Meghan has been a feminist from a very young age. The docu-drama show talks about her homework assignment about commercials when she heard an Ivory dishwashing soap ad aimed solely at women. In fact it was Meghan's dad who encouraged her to write to the most powerful people she could think of, including company representatives, Hillary Clinton, Gloria Allred, and Nick News anchor Linda Ellerbee. It worked: Procter & Gamble changed the slogan from 'Women all over America' to 'People all over America' a few days later.
12.22.22 CrimeOnline - 'Truth doesn't change over time': Amber Frey Speaks Out After Judge Rejects Scott Peterson's New Trial. Scott Peterson's ex-girlfriend, Amber Frey, spoke to Fox News Digital after a judge denied his request for a new trial this week. As CrimeOnline previously reported, a California judge has rejected a claim Tuesday that a juror in Peterson's murder trial was biased against him, allowing his conviction to stand. Amber Frey is represented by Attorney Gloria Allred.
12.20.22 CNN - "Harvey Weinstein is convicted of 3 of 7 charges, including rape, in his Los Angeles sexual assault trial." The disgraced movie mogul was found guilty Monday of three of seven charges against him in his second sexual assault trial. After weeks of emotional testimony and 10 days of deliberations, they were a hung jury on one count of sexual battery by restraint, one count of forcible oral copulation and one count of rape related to two other women. Attorney Gloria Allred represented victims of Mr. Weinstein in this criminal trial, and read a statement by Lauren Young (Jane Doe 2).
12.20.22 Insider - Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of three out of seven sexual assault charges on Monday. The high-profile trial marked a sea change in the way accused rapists are defended. Challenging victims' memories and saying they caved to pressures of #MeToo may be a new standard. The veteran women's-rights attorney Gloria Allred told Insider prior to the decision "The job of the defense is to plant doubt." "The burden of the prosecution is to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. So if they are able to persuade even one juror that this is what happened, then from the defense point of view, they've done their job."
12.19.22 CBS News - Judge declares mistrial in Weinstein sentencing after jurors fail to unanimously agree on aggravating factors. After 10 days of deliberation, a Los Angeles jury has found disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein guilty of one count of rape. "The women whom Harvey Weinstein victimized in Southern California deserved to have their day in court," said attorney Gloria Allred. "I'm glad that they received that in this criminal case."
12.19.22 Los Angeles Times - "Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape in Los Angeles." A Los Angeles jury on Monday found Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape, delivering a verdict that further condemns the disgraced movie titan whose treatment of women helped spur the #MeToo movement. The decision all but assures that Weinstein, who is 70, in poor health and serving a 23-year prison sentence in New York for other rapes, will spend the rest of his life behind bars. He is scheduled to be sentenced in the Los Angeles case early next year but must complete his current prison sentence before being transferred to California. Ms. Allred said justice was won on Monday, and noted the results could prove critical if Weinstein wins an appeal of his New York criminal conviction next year.
12.19.22 CBS News - "Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles trial, but acquitted on some charges." A Los Angeles jury found the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein guilty on Monday of three counts of sexual assault, including rape, ending a criminal trial that lasted more than four weeks and featured testimony from 49 individual witnesses. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represented Lauren Young in both the New York and Los Angeles trials, said Young was "very happy that there were convictions in this case," even though the jury could not reach a verdict on the charge related to her. Allred added that if prosecutors decide to try Weinstein on that charge again, Young is willing to testify for a third time.
12.17.22 Fox 11 - 'The Issue Is' - Gloria Allred versus Larry Elder: Round 2. Gloria Allred and Larry Elder debate marriage equality, abortion, reparations, Elder's possible 2024 presidential run and more.
12.17.22 Newsweek - Trump Brags His Trading Cards 'Made History' Amid Barrage of Backlash. Conservative commentator Larry Elder said during Fox11's talk show This Issue Is Friday night that the former president's "mission" for his trading cards "was for us to talk about Trump." Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, who also joined This Issue Is on Friday, added that Trump was "monetizing" off his former White House status "among a very small and shrinking base of his supporters." "He's trying to make as much money as he can," Allred said. "It's all going to him personally, by the way. It's not going to his campaign."
12.16.22 MEAWW.COM - A year after being accused of alleged sexual assault, 'Sex and the City' star Chris Noth is planning to make a comeback on the big screen with movie projects. Two women accused the actor of allegedly abusing them sexually in December of last year. A day later, a third accuser revealed that the actor had allegedly molested her in 2010. Then, on December 23, 2021, singer Lisa Gentile and a fourth victim, attorney Gloria Allred, appeared at a news conference to describe Gentile's alleged attack by Noth in 2002.
12.16.22 The OZ - No surprise Diana & Dodi hit job is a shocker. If Harry & Meghan made you queasy, this 68-minute film about the former's mother and her fleeting love affair before her tragic death will give you full-blown motion sickness. The cast recruited to provide character references includes two ex-girlfriends - one former American model, Kelly Fisher, and the other, a British blueblood. In a plot twist, an inclusion of Kelly Fisher's explosive press conference when she claimed she was engaged to Dodi in August of 1997 when Diana and his relationship made headlines. Infamous attorney Gloria Allred explains why Fisher went nuclear on Dodi back in the day. It wasn't a broken heart, she decided to sue him for "breach of contract".
12.16.22 VT - An 11-year-old Meghan Markle successfully campaigned to have sexist ad changed. She discovered a Procter and Gamble commercial for dish soap in the 1990s, the product was advertised solely to women, which even an 11-year-old could deduce was problematic. Not only did she send a passionate statement to the soap's manufacturer (the aforementioned Procter and Gamble), but to civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred, First Lady of the time Hillary Clinton, and Nick News anchor Linda Ellerbee! Due to her actions, the dish soap advert eventually changed its tagline to a more politically correct version.
12.15.22 Nicki Swift - Here's Who Dodi Fayed Was Engaged To Just Before He Dated Princess Diana. Back in the '80s and '90s, Dodi Fayed was one of the world's most eligible bachelors. Months before Fayed's passionate romance with the People's Princess, the wealthy film producer was engaged to be married. Here's a look at Fayed's dramatic, shocking relationship with his second fiancée, Kelly Fisher. After nearly a year of dating, Fayed reportedly proposed to Fisher in 1997. According to Newsweek, two days before their planned wedding, Fayed shocked Fisher when he broke up with her over a phone call without much explanation. When it came to her break up with Dodi Fayed, Kelly Fisher didn't handle it well. Days after their supposed engagement ended, the model sued the film producer for breach of contract with the help of celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, per the Los Angeles Times.
12.14.22 ABC - A Los Angeles jury to deliberate for a 10th day Monday in Harvey Weinstein's 2nd sexual assault trial. He has pleaded not guilty to all seven charges against him. He initially faced 11 charges, but four counts connected to an unnamed woman were dropped after she did not testify. Women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred, who is representing Jane Doe 2 in the case, told CNN she hopes the jury sees her client "has no motive at all to do anything but tell the truth." "To be willing to subject yourself to what could be a very brutal cross-examination. That takes a very special person to do that. And she is a special person. I'm very proud," Allred said.
12.14.22 The Tech - Where Is "Disgraced" Star R Kelly Now? At a federal trial in Chicago on September 14, 2022, R. Kelly was found guilty of sexually abusing his 14-year-old goddaughter on tape in the 1990s. The R&B singer was also found to have been sexually inappropriate with two other minors around the same time. Before that, on June 29, 2022, R. Kelly was given a sentence of 30 years in prison. All nine charges against R Kelly, whose real name is Robert Sylvester Kelly, were found to be true in September 2021. After the jury's decision, women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred, who represented several of Kelly's victims, said that the musician was "the worst sexual predator she had gone after in her 47 years of practicing law."
12.09.22 Bloomberg - NY Law Opens Way for Flood of Sex-Abuse Suits, No Matter How Old. A New York law that temporarily lifts the statute of limitations on civil sexual-abuse and harassment claims has sparked a flurry of activity just two weeks after taking effect - a warning sign for Wall Street banks and other employers that victims from decades earlier are on the hunt for justice. Prominent plaintiffs' attorney Gloria Allred said she's already received calls from people with potential claims, including a woman who was "seriously sexually harassed" while working on Wall Street in the 1980s.
12.05.22 CityNews - The women at the center of Harvey Weinstein's LA rape trial. Prosecutors called 44 witnesses to make their case against Harvey Weinstein, but a jury's decision at his Los Angeles trial will hinge largely on the testimony of four: the women he is charged with raping or sexually assaulting, all known simply as "Jane Doe" in court. LAUREN YOUNG: Known as Jane Doe 2 in court, Young is the only Weinstein accuser to tell her story at trials in both Los Angeles and New York, where he was handed a 23-year sentence. Ms. Young is represented by Attorney Gloria Allred.
12.05.22 The New Yorker - An Anti-Abortion Activist's Quest to End the Rape Exception. For Rebecca Kiessling, helping mothers who've conceived children through sexual assault is part of a strategy for curtailing reproductive rights. During a CNN debate with the lawyer Gloria Allred, who has spoken about getting a back-alley abortion after being raped in the sixties, Kiessling offered condolences for the loss of Allred's "son or daughter," adding, "You may not think that their life matters, but you know what? That matters to me."
11.30.22 Ventura Star - Thacher School alumna sues Ojai boarding school over sexual assault. Jennifer Christiansen Vurno, 44, of Washington, sued the elite private school alleging sexual assault and harassment, emotional distress, violation of mandatory child abuse reporting and multiple instances of negligence. Although Vurno's lawsuit is the first civil suit with a named complainant, it is not the only legal challenge to surface as a result of the investigation's report. Earlier this year, a 53-year-old former student represented by attorney Gloria Allred filed a civil suit against the Thacher School.
11.30.22 ABC 7 - Closing arguments begin in Harvey Weinstein trial in Los Angeles. The deputy district attorney showed a photo of a wolf and said Weinstein was a predator, having a skillful method to lure his prey. Eight women testified against Weinstein in the Los Angeles trial, including the four Jane Does who filed charges against him. He faces two counts of rape and five other counts of sexual assault. Gloria Allred represents two women who testified in this case, including one Jane Doe.
11.25.22 Town & Country - Dodi Al Fayed's Ex-Girlfriend Kelly Fisher Sued Him Days Before His Death. Season five of The Crown introduces viewers to Dodi Al Fayed, who tragically died alongside Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. However, it's unclear how serious the two were: Princess Diana had just broken up with Hasnat Khan, a British Pakistani heart surgeon whom she reportedly called the "love of her life." Fayed, too, was previously linked to California model Kelly Fisher, and Fisher said that the two were engaged when he started courting Diana. In early August 1997, represented by lawyer Gloria Allred, Fisher filed a lawsuit against Fayed, claiming that they were set to be wed on August 9 and they had a contractual agreement.
11.24.22 Daily Mail - Cuba Gooding Jr. insists he is '100% changed' since admitting to forcibly touching woman in first interview after guilty plea. Gooding Jr. previously pleaded guilty to one-count of forcible touching. The charge was in relation to a 2018 incident with a waitress at TAO in New York City. That woman was not in court on Thursday but another victim, Kelsey Harbert, represented by attorney Gloria Allred, was. Kelsey was the woman whose breast he fondled at the Magic Hour Rooftop in New York City in 2019. He was never charged over that incident - a decision that outraged Harbert, who told reporters on Thursday that she was robbed of justice.
11.22.22 Daily News - Herschel Walker abortion accuser challenges Senate candidate: 'tell me to my face that you don't know me'. That woman, identified only as Jane Doe, made her dare during a Tuesday press conference with lawyer Gloria Allred, who said she has "overwhelming evidence" Walker had a relationship with her client. The proof allegedly includes letters, photos, audio recordings and witness testimony. In one of those recordings, Walker seemingly refers to himself as a "stud farm."
11.22.22 Patch - 'Look Me In The Eye And Deny Knowing Me': Herschel Walker Accuser. "Herschel, I never thought you would deny knowing me or our relationship," the woman, identified only as Jane Doe, said through tears at a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred. "Are you really willing to do anything, including lying to the voters in Georgia, to become a senator?"
11.22.22 Reuters - A woman who alleges that U.S. Senate candidate Herschel Walker pressured her into having an abortion in 1993 on Tuesday challenged the Republican, who has said he opposes abortion with no exceptions, to meet her publicly before next month's Georgia run-off election. The woman, who appeared at a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred but withheld her name, issued the challenge two weeks ahead of the Dec. 6 run-off contest in which Walker hopes to unseat Democratic U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock.
11.22.22 People - Herschel Walker Abortion Accuser Releases New Evidence, Including Voice Messages: 'I Am Telling the Truth' "Mr. Walker, do you deny that it is your voice on the following audio recordings?" attorney Gloria Allred asked in a press conference, before playing potentially implicating soundbites.
11.22.22 The Washington Post - A second woman who accused Georgia Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker of pressuring her to have an abortion on Tuesday criticized the former football player for dismissing her claims and called for him to publicly meet with her ahead of the Dec. 6 runoff election. The woman, identified as Jane Doe, participated in a news conference with high-profile attorney Gloria Allred.
11.22.22 The Cut - The Herschel Walker Campaign Keeps Getting Messier. The second woman to accuse Walker of pressuring her to have an abortion (known as Jane Doe) challenged him to respond to her directly. Per People, Jane Doe's attorney Gloria Allred told reporters at a press conference that Walker and her unnamed client were romantically involved for 6 years - from 1987 to 1993. Allred also said that she and Jane Doe had collected "evidence" of a romantic relationship, including "letters, audio recordings, diaries, cards, notes, photos, and a declaration from a friend."
11.22.22 Insider - A 2nd woman who said Herschel Walker forced her to have an abortion said he has caused 'collateral damage' with his denial of their relationship. "All I can do is tell the truth and I am telling the truth and Walker knows I am telling the truth," the woman, who goes by Jane Doe in an effort to protect her identity, said during a Tuesday press conference led by her attorney, Gloria Allred.
11.22.22 The Guardian - Herschel Walker accuser comes forward with fresh relationship claims. Woman who says she was pressured into abortion by Republican Senate hopeful presents unseen letters, audio and diary entries. At a press conference in Los Angeles organized by her lawyer, Gloria Allred, the anonymous woman known only as Jane Doe came forward anew with a raft of fresh materials. She said she was doing so because when she first aired her allegations last month "and told the truth, he denied that he knew that I existed".
11.21.22 Daily Mail - 'Sick' California high school football coach is sentenced to nine years in prison after hiding camera disguised as phone charger inside girls' locker room to spy on students getting changed. Gloria Allred, the lawyer representing the nearly 50 victims in this case, has spoken publicly about how Riden's sentence falls short for many of the victims and their families. 'Many parents and their daughters have been on an emotional roller coaster,' she said at a news conference.
11.21.22 Radar Online - A California high school coach received a 9-year prison sentence after he was found guilty of placing a camera in the girls' locker room, RadarOnline.com has learned. Riden was found guilty of photographing at least 21 students through his use of hidden cameras in the high school locker room. One of his victims, Jordyn Stotts, spoke alongside her attorney, Gloria Allred, after the sentencing on Friday, November 18.
11.20.22 Fox News - Former California high school football coach sentenced to 9 years for placing camera in girls' locker room. David Arthur Riden, who worked at Los Osos High School, pleaded guilty last month to possession of over 600 images of child sexual assault material, using a minor to produce child sexual assault material, and secretly photographic a minor. One of his victims, Jordyn Stotts, spoke out publicly alongside attorney Gloria Allred on Friday.
11.18.22 Associated Press - A former Southern California high school football coach who secretly photographed nearly two dozen students in a girls locker room was sentenced Friday to nine years and four months in prison. David Arthur Riden, a former assistant varsity football coach at Los Osos High School in Rancho Cucamonga, also will be registered for life as a sex offender. Attorney Gloria Allred, who is representing nearly 50 alleged victims in a damage claim, said Friday that some parents felt the sentence was disappointingly short. "Many parents and their daughters have been on an emotional roller coaster," she said at a news conference.
11.18.22 Elle - Who Was Dodi Fayed's Ex-Girlfriend, Kelly Fisher? The brief romance of Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed has been glamorized for over 25 years. What's so frequently left out of the narrative, which is explored on the fifth season of The Crown, is the existence of a third party. While Dodi was embarking on a very high profile relationship with Diana, Kelly Fisher, a model originally from Kentucky, was trying desperately to figure out what was going on. Any secrecy about Dodi and Diana's relationship went out the window when the Sunday Mirror published a photo of them kissing on Aug. 10. Days later, Fisher, represented by lawyer Gloria Allred, filed a breach of contract lawsuit against Dodi.
11.18.22 ABC 7 - Victim in Los Osos High hidden cam scandal speaks out. Publicly revealing her name for the first time, Jordan Stotts is speaking out, knowing that images of her were found on a hidden camera placed inside a girls locker room and bathroom by a former Los Osos High School assistant football coach David Riden. "You truly destroyed my life. Once I was a girl who could take on anything. Now I'm a girl who's scared and doesn't know what to do," she said. Stotts is now part of a lawsuit filed against the Rancho Cucamonga school and the district. Attorney Gloria Allred represents 48 different victims in the lawsuit.
11.18.22 Insider - Season five of "The Crown" ushers in American model and actor Kelly Fisher and Egyptian multimillionaire and film producer Dodi Fayed, the man Princess Diana was romantically linked to when she died in a car crash. In 1997, Fisher learned alongside the rest of the world that Fayed was rumored to be romantically involved with Princess Diana. A few days later, Fisher reportedly filed a lawsuit against Fayed for breach of contract. In a press conference in Los Angeles, Fisher's lawyer Gloria Allred argued that "Miss Fisher loved, trusted, and believed in Mr. Fayed."
11.18.22 Fox 11 News - Ex-Inland Empire high school football coach admits to secretly recording girls in bathrooms, locker room. After reaching a plea agreement, David Arthur Riden was sentenced to nine years and four months in jail and will become a lifetime registered sex offender. Attorney Gloria Allred is representing 48 young victims in the case and filed a lawsuit against the Inland Empire high school as well as the Chaffey Joint High School District. Allred said the parents and their daughters are outraged and believe he is deserving of a longer sentence.
11.17.22 Los Angeles Times - After a month of harrowing testimony from women who say they were raped by the most powerful man in Hollywood, Los Angeles prosecutors rested their case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday. The final accuser to take the stand against Weinstein was actress and model Natassia Malthe, who described a 2008 attack inside a London hotel after the British Academy Film Awards. For several hours Wednesday, Malthe - who publicly accused Weinstein of assault in 2017 with her attorney, Gloria Allred, at her side - talked through her troubling years-long dynamic with the mogul.
11.17.22 Law & Crime - Model Natassia Malthe Testifies Harvey Weinstein Raped Her in 2008 After She Told Him, 'I Don't Do The Casting Couch Thing'. A 48-year-old model and actress from Norway, Malthe described an encounter she first discussed publicly at an October 2017 press conference after news broke of alleged sexual misconduct by Weinstein. As her lawyer Gloria Allred watched from the gallery, Malthe testified about watching the woman perform oral sex on Weinstein and watching them have intercourse.
11.17.22 Bounding Into Comics - Alec Baldwin "Seeks To Clear His Name," Files Lawsuit Accusing 'Rust' Crew Members Of Being Responsible For On-Set Shooting. The cross-complaint accuses four of the defendants in Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell's previously filed lawsuit against Baldwin of negligence and indemnification. While Mitchell has not yet made any comments regarding the actor's cross-complaint suit, her lawyer, noted feminist Gloria Allred, responded to Baldwin's legal suit by describing it as "a shameful attempt to shift the blame to others, just as he has done since he fired the fatal shot which killed Ms. Hutchins."
11.17.22 The Courier Mail - Harvey Weinstein 'demanded rape victim have a threesome with him', court hears. Norwegian actress Natassia Malthe said she walked in on the disgraced producer and another woman at the Peninsula Hotel in Beverly Hills in April 2008. Testifying at Weinstein's sexual assault trial, the model-turned-actress said she was tricked into going to the former big shot producer's hotel suite under the guise he would talk to her about a movie part. Ms. Malthe is represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
11.13.22 Los Angeles Times - Capt. Hollywood: The ex-LAPD boss who tipped off CBS to Moonves assault claim. New York Atty. Gen. Letitia James recently revealed that five years ago, Palka tipped off CBS executives to the existence of a confidential complaint. James' report came five years after Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, then 81, walked into the Hollywood station to report that Moonves had sexually assaulted her in the mid-1980s. She was inspired by the #MeToo movement, which reached a peak in the autumn of 2017 after the New York Times and New Yorker magazine published accounts of abuse by former film producer Harvey Weinstein. Ms. Gottlieb was represented by Attorney Gloria Allred.
11.11.22 USA Today - Decades of abuse uncovered but unpunished at exclusive California private school. Why no one has been or likely will be punished after a report revealed a long history of predatory grooming and sexual misconduct involving dozens of girls. Police identified nearly 100 cases of misconduct at The Thacher School in Ojai with allegations ranging from pervasive sexual harassment to rape, and those accused include teachers, coaches and the highest authority at the school. Last month, high-profile attorney Gloria Allred announced that she was representing one victim and that she had filed a lawsuit against The Thacher School accusing the institution of negligence.
11.10.22 USA Today - Gloria Allred talks the importance and impact of civil suits in cases of sexual abuse. When it comes to civil litigation, high-profile attorney Gloria Allred says it can have a big impact on survivors of sex abuse.
11.07.22 Variety - Harvey Weinstein's Attorney Questions if Jane Doe Is 'Actually Sure' Sexual Assault Ever Occurred. Lauren Young - who is known in this case as Jane Doe #2 - has alleged that Weinstein masturbated in front of her and groped her breasts after cornering her in a hotel bathroom during a business meeting that was planned to take place in a hotel lobby. Following Young's cross-examination by Weinstein's defense, her attorney, Gloria Allred, issued a statement to the Variety, praising her client as a "hero."
11.05.22 Los Angeles Times - LAPD cover-up of claims against ex-CBS boss Moonves highlights challenges for abuse victims. The Moonves cover-up began hours after Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, 81, walked into the LAPD's Hollywood station Nov. 10, 2017, to report that Moonves had sexually assaulted her in the 1980s. That night, LAPD Capt. Cory Palka called a CBS executive to alert him to the existence of the report. "It is shocking that a high-level captain in the LAPD decided to reveal a victim's complaint, and chose to help a big corporation at the expense of a woman who alleged to law enforcement that she had been sexually assaulted," said lawyer Gloria Allred, who represented Golden-Gottlieb.
11.05.22 The Root - The Sad Irony of Herschel Walker's Fake Police Badge. This ridiculous Senate hopeful has a history of abusive and hypocritical behavior. Walker's allegations of abuse are well-reported, but they have not been made a focus. We have at least been made aware that Walker is a hypocrite after one woman revealed in addition to having a son with him, he paid for her to terminate a separate pregnancy. On Wednesday, another woman accused Walker of doing the same thing nearly three decades ago, after a yearlongs extramarital affair. The woman did not identify herself but made her allegations by way of a press conference hosted by lawyer Gloria Allred.
11.04.22 Associated Press - Los Angeles County prosecutors will look into past cases involving a former police captain who allegedly tipped off CBS executive Les Moonves that a woman had filed a confidential police report accusing him of sexual assault, the district attorney's office said Friday. In 2019 Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, represented by attorney Gloria Allred, reported to police in the Hollywood Division that she had been sexually assaulted by Moonves in 1986. Within hours, Palka tipped off CBS and later met personally with Moonves and another CBS executive, the New York AG's report said.
11.03.22 AP - Former LAPD captain probed in tipoff to CBS chief. Prosecutors said retired captain Cory Palka leaked a sexual assault victim's confidential police report to the accused, former CBS leader Les Moonves. A law enforcement official briefed on the matter confirmed that Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, who died this summer, was the woman involved in the leak. Ms. Golden-Gottlieb was represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
11.02.22 Mother Jones - How to Understand the Connection Between the Herschel Walker Abortion Stories and His Abuse. The second woman to allege that football star-turned-Republican Senate candidate Herschel Walker pressured her to have an abortion. Walker-who supports banning abortion with no exceptions, not even to save the life of the mother-denied Doe's allegations last week, after she first aired them at a press conference with her lawyer Gloria Allred.
11.02.22 Law & Crime - Judge Refuses Alec Baldwin's Request to Dismiss 'Rust' Script Supervisor's Lawsuit: Case Suggests 'Extreme and Outrageous Conduct'. Mamie Mitchell sued Baldwin and his finance company El Dorado Pictures, Inc., for injuries she allegedly sustained when Baldwin "discharged a loaded gun towards" her, the judge's opinion indicates. Celebrity attorney Gloria Allred is representing Mitchell.
11.02.22 Fashion Days Outfits - "Woman who accused Herschel Walker of pressuring her into having abortion says 'honesty matters.'" 'I felt threatened and I thought I had no choice,' said the woman, who has come forward on camera for the first time since making her allegations public at a press conference last week with her attorney, GLORIA ALLRED."
11.02.22 Beverly Press - In the June 7 primary race, less than four points separated Los Angeles County supervisor, 3rd district, candidates Bob Hertzberg and Lindsey Horvath. Now in a run-off for the position in the general election, both candidates have endorsements. Hertzberg has won the support of Gov. Gavin Newsom, U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and California state Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), while Horvath has the backing of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, Councilwoman Nithya Raman, Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, Los Angeles County Assessor Jeff Prang, and activists Gloria Allred and Jane Fonda.
11.02.22 The Outlook - A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has ruled that 'Rust' script supervisor Mamie Mitchell can pursue her negligence and other claims against Hollywood star Alec Baldwin, who fired a loaded gun on the New Mexico set of the indie Western last year that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded director Joel Souza. "We are very happy that we won, and that the Court permitted us, over the objection of Alec Baldwin, to proceed in our lawsuit against him on our theories of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence," said Gloria Allred, one of Mitchell's attorneys in the case.
11.01.22 Axios - The second woman who alleged that Herschel Walker, the Republican nominee in Georgia's Senate race, pressured her into having an abortion said Tuesday that she felt "threatened." "He was very clear that he did not want me to have the child," the woman, who was identified by attorney Gloria Allred as "Jane Doe," said in an exclusive ABC News interview, which aired Tuesday on "Good Morning America."
11.01.22 Washington Examiner - The second woman to accuse Georgia senatorial candidate Herschel Walker of paying for her abortion showed her face during an interview but still asked to be referred to as "Jane Doe." "Herschel Walker looked the American people in the eye after she spoke out last week and said it was a lie, both women were liars," Doe's lawyer, Gloria Allred, said during the interview. "And she's now looking American people in the eye, and she's telling her truth."
11.01.22 ABC News - Breaking story today with our client Jane Doe and her attorney Gloria Allred, with an in person interview with Juju Chang and our client. Our client speaks about her past relationship with Herschel Walker, and the abortion she said he pressured her to have in 1993, as well as showing some of the evidence that she has from that time. Video: 6:33 minutes
10.26.22 The Daily Beast - New Woman Alleges Herschel Walker Urged Her to Have Abortion. High-profile attorney Gloria Allred hosted a press conference Wednesday with an anonymous woman who says the football star turned GOP Senate candidate personally drove her to a clinic in the 1990s to have an abortion against her wishes.
10.26.22 New York Magazine - 'Herschel Took Advantage of Me,' Says Second Abortion Accuser. In a press conference held by celebrity attorney Gloria Allred on Wednesday in Los Angeles, the anonymous woman claimed that, when she was carrying his child, he demanded she terminate her pregnancy, going so far as to take her to an abortion clinic to see it through. "I don't to believe Herschel is morally fit to be a U.S. senator, and that is the reason I am speaking up and providing proof," she said.
10.25.22 The Daily Beast - Harvey Weinstein Accusers Are Furious His Lawyer Called Gov's Partner 'Bimbo'. Gloria Allred, a prominent lawyer who has represented several Weinstein accusers, seemed to agree, telling The Daily Beast that Werksman's opening statements articulated "some of the most common rape myths, gender stereotypes, and misogynistic language ever heard in a courtroom."
10.25.22 Los Angeles Times - Ambyr Childers seeks restraining order against ex-husband Randall Emmett. In her legal documents, Childers also extensively cites a June Times investigation that included allegations of inappropriate behavior with women. In the June story, the Times detailed how Emmett allegedly offered numerous women money in exchange for their silence regarding their sexual relationships with him. Last January, Emmett was sent a settlement agreement by Gloria Allred stipulating he would pay about $200,000 to a Allred's client, an actor who claimed the producer made her perform sexual favors to receive acting work from him.
10.24.22 L.A. Times - Harvey Weinstein faces sexual assault and rape charges as L.A. trial begins. While the 11 criminal counts against Weinstein were based on the allegations of five women, Thompson made no mention to jurors of Jane Doe No. 5 on Monday, raising the prospect that she has decided not to testify. Four of the 11 counts against Weinstein stem from allegations made by Jane Doe No. 5, court records show. A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office, said no charges had been dropped as of Monday but declined to explain why Jane Doe No. 5 was not mentioned during the hearing. The woman's attorney, Gloria Allred, referred all questions to prosecutors.
10.24.22 The Guardian - Harvey Weinstein's new trial begins in LA with multiple women to testify. Disgraced Hollywood producer denies accusations from five women who say he abused them between 2004 and 2013. Weinstein was indicted on 11 counts overall, but four of those counts - including two counts of rape and two of sexual assault - involved the woman who was not included in the prosecution's opening statement. Gloria Allred, an attorney for Jane Doe 5, declined to comment on the omission, the Los Angeles Times reported.
10.24.22 The Daily Beast - Harvey Weinstein's Defense Calls Jennifer Siebel Newsom 'Just Another Bimbo'. Prosecutors said Monday that former actress Jennifer Siebel Newsom was one of five Jane Does whose allegations factor into the criminal case and that she was expected to testify against Weinstein after he allegedly raped her in 2004 or 2005. Weinstein, who was wearing a navy suit and glasses, occasionally looked at Gloria Allred, a lawyer representing several of his accusers, who was sitting in the gallery.
10.24.22 BuzzFeed News - Prosecutors In Harvey Weinstein's Second Rape Trial Opened With Gutting Testimony From His Alleged Victims, Which Defense Attorneys Promised To Make "Evaporate" Under Scrutiny. Throughout the two-month trial, the jury will hear from eight women who were assaulted by Weinstein in Los Angeles, despite the fact that the district attorney's office has previously said that nine women would testify. There was no mention of Jane Doe 5 in the prosecution's opening arguments. Gloria Allred, an attorney for Jane Doe 5, declined to comment on the omission, according to the Los Angeles Times.
10.20.22 Fox 11 Los Angeles - Los Angeles mayoral candidate Karen Bass and attorney Gloria Allred are calling on Rick Caruso to "take accountability" and "come clean" in regard to his role in the George Tyndall / USC sexual abuse scandal. "He raised the hopes of victims, who simply wanted the truth," Allred said. "But then he cruelly broke his promise to them later, leaving many of them feeling betrayed by him and the university they represented. My clients want answers from Rick Caruso," Allred said. Allred called on Caruso to take steps to ensure the report is released.
10.20.22 ABC 7 - LA mayor's race: Bass and Caruso continue to exchange barbs over USC scandals. On Thursday, Bass asked Caruso to release the report of an investigation by the law firm O'Melveny and Myers into the actions of Dr. George Tyndall, a former USC campus gynecologist accused of sexually abusing hundreds of patients. In 2018, Caruso allegedly told reporters he would release it, but that hasn't happened. At Bass' Thursday press conference, she was joined by lawyer Gloria Allred, who represented 72 of Tyndall's victims and has endorsed Bass. Allred claims making the report public would help her clients heal, but Caruso maintains it would have the opposite effect.
10.20.22 CBS Los Angeles - LA Mayoral candidates continue to trade jabs as race tightens. Like Caruso, Bass was also out fighting for votes Thursday, joined by renowned attorney Gloria Allred, who represented a number of sexual assault victims of former University of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall, who faces dozens of charges. The two blasted Caruso for failing to make a report public that detailed Tyndall's crimes while he was member of the university's board.
10.20.22 Fox 11 News - Karen Bass and Gloria Allred held a press conference Thursday to discuss the sexual assault case involving ex-USC gynecologist George Tyndall. The press conference came in the wake of LA Times' bombshell report discussing Mayoral candidate Rick Caruso testifying and answering questions on what USC knew about Tyndall back in late 2020. At that time, Caruso was a chair of USC's governing board. In an RSVP invite sent by Bass' campaign team, Allred is expected to "call on Rick Caruso to help victims heal."
10.16.22 AP - As Cuba Gooding Jr.'s forcible touching case faded to black Thursday with no jail time for the movie star, some of the dozens of women who have accused him of groping, unwanted kissing and other inappropriate behavior criticized the outcome as a slap on the wrist - and a slap in the face. "This plea deal feels like a misstep," said Kelsey Harbert, a neuroscience student whose allegation that Gooding groped her at a nightclub led to his 2019 arrest but wasn't part of his guilty plea. Harbert's lawyer, Gloria Allred, called the plea deal "an insult" to Gooding's accusers and a "prosecutorial gift to a celebrity who is undeserving of such an outcome."
10.16.22 The U.S. Sun - Prince Andrew's pals say he needs Ghislaine Maxwell's support from prison 'like a hole in the head'. It comes after Maxwell, 60, called the Duke of York, 62 - who lives at Windsor Lodge with ex-wife Fergie - a "dear friend" in an exclusive Sun on Sunday interview. Maxwell procured young women for paedophile tycoon Jeffrey Epstein. Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents Epstein victims, said Maxwell had done Andrew "no favours" by reminding the public of the scandal.
10.13.22 New York Times - Cuba Gooding Jr. Will Serve No Prison Time After Plea in Sex Abuse Case. The actor pleaded guilty to a single harassment charge after three women accused him of unwanted touching. A score of similar stories emerged after his arrest. Another woman, Kelsey Harbert, addressed the court in person, saying that "in many ways" the plea agreement with Mr. Gooding "felt like a betrayal." A lawyer representing Ms. Harbert, Gloria Allred, also spoke outside the courthouse. Read Allred's statement here.
10.13.22 CNN - Cuba Gooding Jr. avoids jail time after complying with plea deal in forcible touching case. Gooding previously pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor charge of forcibly touching a woman at a New York City nightclub in 2018. He also admitted to two other incidents of non-consensual contact in October 2018 and June 2019. One of Gooding's accusers, Kelsey Harbert, spoke outside court after Thursday's hearing, telling reporters that the actor's actions "tug at [her] sense of peace every single day." Gloria Allred, Harbert's attorney, said she will discuss with Harbert whether to pursue a civil lawsuit against Gooding, but said no decision will be made Thursday.
10.13.22 Deadline - Cuba Gooding Jr. Gets No Jail Time After Guilty Plea In Sexual Abuse Case. Gooding replaced his misdemeanor plea with a plea to a noncriminal harassment violation and faces no additional penalties. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents a woman who is suing Cuba Gooding Jr. in a civil case that alleges a 2013 sexual assault, said today after the actor's plea deal that she will pursue the civil case in federal court. Read Allred's full statement here.
10.13.22 Law & Crime - Victim Calls Plea Deal Celebrity Special Treatment as Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. Avoids Jail in Sexual Abuse Case. "After three long years of trying to hold Mr. Gooding Jr. accountable for forcibly touching my breast without my consent - having my day in court taken from me is more devastating than words can convey," Kelsey Harbert said. "Nonetheless, all I can do now is speak about how Mr. Gooding's actions impacted me and continue to impact me to this day." Harbert provided a copy of her remarks to a reporters after a Zoom press conference with her lawyer, Gloria Allred.
10.09.22 Transcontinental Times - Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced film producer, is scheduled to go on trial in Los Angeles on Monday, nearly five years after bombshell reports of sexual assault involving five different women jeopardized and eventually ended his career. Gloria Allred, who represents three women testifying in the forthcoming trial, said in an interview with Variety, "It's about seeking justice for them," she said of the women who have been affected.
10.09.22 The Guardian - New Weinstein trial to begin in Los Angeles, five years after bombshell reports. Disgraced producer, already poised to spend life in prison, faces 11 additional sexual assault charges. Gloria Allred, who represents three women testifying in the forthcoming trial, said in an interview with Variety, "There is no limit to the number of prosecutions that are appropriate, if there is sufficient evidence to justify a prosecution elsewhere of the same defendant."
10.07.22 New Age Entertainment - Harvey Weinstein's next sexual assault trial is set to begin Monday in Los Angeles, almost exactly five years after allegations of sexual misconduct against the Hollywood mogul helped launch the #MeToo era. Gloria Allred, who represents multiple Weinstein accusers, said it was important that alleged victims in Los Angeles 'have their day in court.'
10.05.22 Los Angeles Times - 'Rust' criminal probe will continue, D.A. says, after Alec Baldwin settles lawsuit with family of cinematographer killed. Gloria Allred, attorney for script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who has a pending suit against the producers, said her client is "very happy that Halyna's son and family have reached a settlement that they believe is fair to them. However, Mamie will continue her pursuit of justice in her civil case, and she will also be willing to testify in a criminal case if one is filed."
10.05.22 Variety - Five Years After #MeToo Ignited a Global Reckoning, Harvey Weinstein Is Back on Trial - As Hollywood Continues to Untangle Its Web of Bad Behavior. Allred will represent three women testifying in Weinstein's upcoming L.A. trial. She says even though the convicted rapist is already imprisoned, this next trial is crucial because every woman deserves her day in court. "It's about seeking justice for them," she says.
10.05.22 The Wrap - Alec Baldwin and the production team of "Rust" reached a settlement in the wrongful death lawsuit of Halyna Hutchins on Wednesday. In the agreement, the movie established a date to return to production, and got a new executive producer - Hutchins' widowed husband. Baldwin and the producers on "Rust" face at least one other civil lawsuit in relation to "Rust" that was brought by Mamie Mitchell, the film's script supervisor. In a statement, her attorney Gloria Allred said they will continue to pursue their own civil case and will be willing to testify should a criminal case be filed but also added that she will not be returning to the set once production on "Rust" resumes.
10.05.22 NBC News - Alec Baldwin settles lawsuit with family of cinematographer killed on 'Rust' set. A live round fired from a gun held by Baldwin fatally wounded Halyna Hutchins last October. Mamie Mitchell, the script supervisor who witnessed the fatal shooting, won't return to "Rust" as she pursues her own civil suit against producers. "She is too traumatized to return to that set, because Mamie was standing next to Halyna Hutchins when Halyna was shot and killed," Mitchell's lawyer Gloria Allred said in a statement.
09.28.22 Los Angeles Times - Bill Cosby was denied a new trial in a civil lawsuit in which a jury found that he sexually abused Judy Huth when she was a teenager in 1975. In June, she was awarded $500,000 in damages. In his ruling, Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Craig D. Karlan explained why Cosby's appeal was denied, writing that the actor "has failed to establish he received an unfair trial or that insufficient evidence existed to establish his liability for plaintiff's harm." Huth is represented by Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
09.28.22 Deadline - Bill Cosby Denied Retrial In 1970s Playboy Mansion Sexual Assault Case. "We believe that Mr. Cosby must be bitterly disappointed with the outcome, but that won't change the Judge's decision," noted Huth's lawyer Allred today. "The jury found that Bill Cosby was responsible for sexual battery of a child. Child sexual abuse is reprehensible. Mr. Cosby should take responsibility, rather than continuing to fight the jury's verdict which our law firm, (Allred, Maroko & Goldberg) fought for and won."
09.28.22 IMDB - Bill Cosby and his lawyers were denied a request for a retrial in the sexual assault case tied to an incident from the 1970s at the Playboy Mansion, according to a ruling from a Los Angeles Superior Court judge from Tuesday. Cosby in June lost a lawsuit brought by plaintiff Judy Huth, who had alleged that Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16 years old. Huth is represented by Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
09.28.22 The Week - Judge rejects Bill Cosby's request for a new trial in sexual assault case. A judge on Tuesday denied the disgraced comedian a new trial in the civil case brought by Judy Huth, according to Variety. In June, a California jury found Cosby sexually assaulted Huth at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16 years old. Cosby wasn't facing criminal charges, as this was a civil case, but the jury awarded Huth $500,000 in damages. Huth is represented by Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
09.28.22 KRON 4 - 20 years later, trans teen's murder still spurs calls for change. Sylvia Guerrero's daughter Gwen Araujo would be 37 years old next month, but her life was cut short 20 years ago when she was brutally killed by a gang of four men in the East Bay after they found out she was transgender. The trial of Araujo's killers helped drive California laws banning the gay and trans "panic defense" in similar cases; but the anniversary comes just after the Human Rights Campaign recorded a record number of killings of transgender Americans: 50. Gloria Allred represented Ms. Guerrero during the trial.
09.28.22 Bay Area Reporter - Gwen Araujo remembered 20 years after brutal murder. Sylvia Guerrero, whose transgender daughter was killed 20 years ago October 4, said, "If I had an LGBTQ child now, I'd still be worried, just as I was for Gwen at the time." According to the Human Rights Campaign, at least 50 trans people were killed in 2021, a record number. So far this year, the national LGBTQ rights organization states on its website, at least 30 trans people have been killed. Ms. Guerrero was represented by Gloria Allred.
09.22.22 Attorney Gloria Allred announced her endorsement of Congressmember Karen Bass for Mayor of Los Angeles. Ms. Allred joined Rep. Bass' press conference today, and discussed values she believes are important in our next mayor and Ms. Bass holds. Please see Gloria Allred's statement.
09.21.22 The Guardian - The University of Toledo faces Title IX complaints over failure to address allegations against women's soccer coach "Educational institutions that allow coaches to continue to work and interact with student athletes after learning of sexual abuse allegations against them are exposing themselves to the risk that they acted with deliberate indifference in violation of Title IX," Christina Cheung, a partner with Gloria Allred in the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, told the Guardian.
09.14.22 People TV - The Story of the Royals (Parts 1 & 2) This special two-part event documents the fascinating lives of the British royal family. We'll showcase the key figures in the line of succession - Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George - while also capturing the excitement of Harry and Meghan's wedding, and the birth of William and Kate's third child, Louis. Featuring Gloria Allred, Jess Cagle, Chris Connelly, Rebecca Jarvis, and more, "The Story of The Royals" will capture the mystique of the monarchy through its many loves, losses, extravagances, challenges and charms.
09.02.22 Variety - A new docuseries is bringing the Hammer allegations back into the spotlight. "House of Hammer" from Discovery+ puts the camera on Hammer's female accusers, who now come forward to share the abuse they claim to have endured. Gloria Allred, the famed attorney and women's rights activist who represents the woman who accused Hammer of rape, also sits down for an interview in "House of Hammer." Her client, known as Effie, was the woman behind the anonymous "House of Effie" Instagram account that initially published screenshots of alleged texts with the actor, which made the entire situation known to the world. Effie's complaint is what launched the LAPD investigation into Hammer.
09.02.22 The Hollywood Reporter - Armie Hammer Docuseries 'House of Hammer' Explores Cannibalism, Abuse Allegations and Family Trauma. THR recaps the biggest moments from the three-part Discovery+ docuseries. Episode 1 includes Effie Angelova who was the first to step forward with accusations and lodged the most serious accusations by claiming that Armie raped and abused her during a four-year affair. She retained attorney Gloria Allred.
09.02.22 L.A. Times - They set out to find the truth about Armie Hammer - and enraged an accuser in the process. But as "House of Hammer" debuts this weekend, the woman whose claims launched the ongoing LAPD investigation says the project is doing more to harm Hammer's alleged victims than to help them. Effie, a 26-year-old European woman who declined to give her last name due to concerns about harassment, said in a March 2021 press conference held by her lawyer, Gloria Allred, that Hammer "violently raped" her.
08.29.22 AmoMama - Sydney Brooke Simpson Always Escaped the Spotlight - Where is OJ Simpson's Daughter Now? OJ, born Orenthal James Simpson, was accused of killing his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ron Goldman in 1994. Gloria Allred represented the Brown family in order to advise them as they proceeded through the criminal justice system, and to assist them with the issues that would come up along the way.
08.24.22 PIX 11 - Harvey Weinstein granted appeal after NYC conviction on rape charge. Weinstein was originally found guilty in Manhattan Criminal Court in February of 2020. He was convicted for forcibly performing oral sex on a TV and film production assistant, Mimi Haley, in 2006 and raping an aspiring actress in 2013. Ms. Haley was represented by Attorney Gloria Allred at the trial.
08.23.22 New York Times - Elizabeth Williams is a courtroom artist with a canny eye for style. A former fashion illustrator, she is tasked with rendering charged portraits of accused killers, mob chieftains, white collar criminals, sex offenders and, as often, their alleged victims, with a measure of fidelity and journalistic flair. "She wore a black-and-white power suit, double-breasted and very graphic, with big lapels outlined in white. You could say she was making a statement." Ms. Williams could have been describing an uptown matron smartly turned out for lunch at Sant Ambroeus. But the subject was Gloria Allred, the women's rights lawyer, whose image she captured in June as Ms. Allred stood in a federal courtroom in Manhattan awaiting sentencing of the singer R. Kelly for racketeering and sex trafficking.
08.21.22 Gurvey's Law - Listen to Gloria Allred's interview with Alan Gurvey at 22:50 minutes. They are joined by Miss Ukraine 2018, Veronika Didusenko, and Andrea Quiroga. Ms. Didusenko fled her homeland amid Russia's devastating invasion. She came to the U.S. and made a public plea at a news conference with Ms. Allred for countries to do more to arm her countrymen and women. Ms. Quiroga retained Ms. Allred because she wanted to change the Miss Universe rules that did now allow women who are pregnant or have been mothers to compete. They were successful and ended that discriminatory practice.
08.19.22 Independent - R Kelly is standing trial on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges. The "Bump N' Grind" singer's child pornography trial began in Chicago on Wednesday (17 August). Kelly is already serving a 30-year sentence in New York on federal racketeering and sex trafficking charges. Lawyer Gloria Allred represented many of Kelly's accusers in his first trial.
08.19.22 The Vintage News - Immersive Princess Diana Documentary Includes Intriguing Revelations. One element included in the documentary was that Diana's boyfriend, Dodi Fayed, was engaged to another woman when he first started dating Diana. The two dated for around a month before they were both killed in Paris in August 1997. Initially, Dodi was engaged to an American model, Kelly Fisher, but left her for Diana. In response, Kelly began the process of filing a breach of contract suit against Dodi, but after his death she decided not to peruse things any further. Attorney Gloria Allred represented Kelly Fisher.
08.15.22 WBEZ Chicago - R. Kelly returns to a Chicago courtroom to stand trial for federal child pornography charges after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for sex-trafficking earlier this year. Attorney Gloria Allred represented several victims of R. Kelly at that trial. Reset digs into the trial and how it fits into the larger conversation around gender-based violence and how to stop it.
08.15.22 KBBF Focus - On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision overturned Roe v. Wade. To more deeply explore the impact of this decision along with the legislation, Elaine B. Holtz, the host of "Women's Spaces," interviewed women on the topic. The July 11 show featured attorney and Women's Rights activist Gloria Allred. She was the attorney for Jane Roe in the Roe v. Wade case. Further, she is the founder of the Women's Equal Rights Legal Defense and Education Fund (WERLDEF). Among her many awards and accolades is being named Woman of the Year in 2018 by the National Organization for Women (NOW). The original documentary, "Seeing Allred," chronicles her battles for justice.
08.15.22 CableFreeTV - New Miss Universe Rules: Moms and pregnant women can compete. Beauty contest Miss Universe will allow women who are pregnant or have been mothers to compete in future competitions after a lawyer specializing in gender equality filed a lawsuit in California. "We have fought to end practices that have discriminated against many women in their eyes, and we have achieved a victory not only for women in USA as well as in many other countries," said lawyer Gloria Allred.
08.15.22 TDPel Media - "FBI finishes report on Baldwin 'Rust' shooting." On August 2, sheriff's detectives received the FBI's finished forensic findings on the October 21, 2021 shooting near Santa Fe that happened on the set of the film "Rust" and resulted in the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and injury to Joel Souza.
08.14.22 NBC Chicago - R Kelly Trial Begins Monday in Chicago, Accuser to Testify. The R&B singer is accused of rigging his 2008 state child pornography trial by threatening and paying off a minor who he allegedly filmed himself having sex with to ensure she wouldn't testify. Kelly, 55, goes into Chicago federal court already sentenced by a New York federal judge to a 30-year prison term for a 2021 conviction on charges he parlayed his fame to sexually abuse other young fans. After the sentencing, attorney Gloria Allred, who represented several of Kelly's victims, spoke out about the heinous nature of his crimes, including knowingly spreading genital herpes and using child pornography to blackmail his victims into compliance.
08.13.22 MEAWW.COM "Just weeks after his death, James Caan's ex reveals he abused her and threatened to put a hit on her mother." Leesa Rowland has claimed to live in fear for nearly 30 years as the ex of actor James Caan, who recently passed away. Ms. Rowland reported abuse and threats from the actor in 1992 after a mutual friend died accidently. Ms. Rowland had women's rights attorney, Gloria Allred, represent her in suing Mr. Caan for physical battery.
08.12.22 The Hollywood Reporter - "Emmy Category Profiles: Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Special." We Need to Talk About Cosby on Showtime - W. Kamau Bell examines the actions and impact of Bill Cosby before and after his sexual assault accusations became public in this project, which has gotten four Emmy nominations. Attorney Gloria Allred is interviewed in part 4.
08.08.22 Vogue - In Memory of Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson's Riveting Romance. A funny opinion piece in which Gloria Allred gets a mention.
08.01.22 New York Times - Bill Cosby to Seek a New Trial in Judy Huth Sex Assault Case. Ms. Huth was awarded $500,000 in damages in June by a California civil court jury that heard her describe how Mr. Cosby had sexually assaulted her in 1975 when she was 16. Ms. Huth's lawyer, Gloria Allred, said in an email: "Bill Cosby filed a notice of intention to file a motion for a new trial. He fought our case with everything he had for seven and a half years, and he lost. We expect to be victorious in upholding the verdict against Mr. Cosby, which we fought hard for and won."
07.26.22 NBC News NY - Self-Described R. Kelly Manager Pleads Guilty to Stalking One of Singer's Victims. A self-described manager and adviser to R. Kelly, Donnell Russell, pleaded guilty Tuesday to an interstate stalking charge against a client of attorney Gloria Allred. U.S. Attorney Breon Peace said Russell used threats, harassment and intimidation to silence one of Kelly's sexual abuse victims.
07.21.22 The Project - Women's Rights Warrior, Gloria Allred, On Her Newest Battle. Gloria Allred is the women's rights warrior who strikes fear into the hearts of powerful men everywhere. She's been here for the biggest battles, breakthroughs and backward steps of the last 50 years. Now, a new battle has just begun for Gloria. Watch here.
07.13.22 CTV News - R. Kelly has been returned to the federal jail in downtown Chicago ahead of his trial on child pornography and obstruction-of-justice charges, just two weeks after the disgraced R&B star was sentenced in New York to 30 years in prison for racketeering and sex trafficking. Watch Lawyer Gloria Allred and two women who were victimized by R. Kelly deliver remarks after the sentencing.
07.12.22 Newsweek - Prince Harry will give a keynote speech at the United Nations in honor of Nelson Mandela Day-seven years after Meghan Markle set out her feminist credentials in a speech for the organization. At that speech Meghan told a now-famous story about how aged 11 she wrote to Procter & Gamble to ask them to change an advert that said women across America were fighting greasy pots and pans. Meghan's letters went to everyone, from then-first lady Hillary Clinton to attorney Gloria Allred and finally Procter & Gamble. "They changed it from 'women all over America are fighting greasy pots and pans' to 'people all over America.' "It was at that moment that I realized the magnitude of my actions at the age of eleven. I had created my small level of impact by standing up for equality."
07.08.22 Gloria Allred joins Larry Elder and host Elex Michaelson on The Issue Is, with spirited debate on current topics such as abortion rights, and the January 6th committee.
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07.08.22 KTLA - From illegal to haven state: how CA abortion laws have changed from 1850 to today. Since the Supreme Court overturned a constitutional right to abortion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization in late June, California politicians have repeatedly reaffirmed that the state will continue to protect and expand abortion access in the state. But, like in many states, abortion has not always been legal in California.
07.03.22 Billings Gazette - Celebrity Birthdays: July 3. Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Gloria Allred, Betty Buckley, Montel Williams, Tom Cruise, Yeardley Smith, Kevin Hearn, Audra McDonald, Patrick Wilson, Ian Anthony Dale and Julie Klausner.
07.02.22 Fox 11 L.A. - The Issue Is: The abortion battle heats up. A week after the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade, the fallout continues. To discuss and debate, Elex Michaelson is joined on The Issue Is by attorney Gloria Allred and former GOP Candidate for California Attorney General Eric Early.
07.02.22 Daily KOS - WOW2: July's Trailblazing Women and Events in Our History - July 1 through July 8, 2022. WOW2 is a four-times-a-month sister blog to This Week in the War on Women. The purpose of WOW2 is to learn about and honor women of achievement, including many who've been ignored or marginalized in most of the history books, and to mark moments in women's history. Attorney Gloria Allred is one of the women featured in this issue.
07.02.22 RNZ - Gloria Allred: the overturning of Roe v Wade. Long-time US women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred is probably the most famous attorney in the United States. Over the course of her four decade plus legal career, Allred has won countless honours for her pioneering legal work, often with high profile but controversial cases, focusing particularly on the rights of women and of minorities.
07.01.22 The Teal Mango - Filmmaker Randall Emmett is surrounded by scandal following a bombshell report published by the Los Angeles Times on Thursday (June 30) wherein the 51-year-old Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films co-founder is accused of offering actresses work in exchange for sex. One woman, represented by powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred, claimed in a letter obtained by the newspaper that Emmett once told her when she was just 23 "that to receive acting work from [him], she would have to perform sexual favours."
06.30.22 Daily Mail - Disgraced R&B star R Kelly has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for sex trafficking and abusing young girls as the judge told him that he taught his victims that 'love is enslavement and violence,' and 'the public needs to be protected.' Gloria Allred, who is representing the three women who testified against R Kelly, told reporters on Wednesday that 'no one can undo the harm that has been done to these victims.'
06.29.22 Yahoo News - For more than two decades, chart-topping R&B singer R. Kelly had faced allegations of sexual abuse. The accounts went back to the start of his career in the 1990s, with many centering on the predatory pursuit of teenage girls. In September 2021, he was found guilty of eight counts of sex trafficking and one of racketeering in a New York court, and now faces a lengthy jail sentence. Gloria Allred, a lawyer who represented several victims, told reporters: "I've been practicing law for 47 years. During this time, I've pursued many sexual predators who have committed crimes against women and children. "Of all the predators that I have pursued, Mr. Kelly is the worst."
06.29.22 ABC News - Former R&B star R Kelly facing sentencing over sex trafficking conviction. A lawyer for some of Kelly's accusers, Gloria Allred, has also been involved in the cases against Harvey Weinstein and Jeffrey Epstein. But following his guilty verdict, she said: "Mr. Kelly is the worst." "R Kelly thought that he could get away with all of this, but he didn't," she said. "Despite the fact that he thought he could control all this, he was wrong."
06.29.22 Variety - Attorney Gloria Allred reflects on Roe v Wade being overturned, details her experience getting a "back-alley abortion" in the 1960s, calls on Hollywood to cease production in states that ban abortions and offers up an action plan for fighting back.
06.29.22 CourtTV - R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represents some of R. Kelly's victims, reacted to today's sentenced. Some of her clients spoke as well. The general consensus was that the women are relieved that their abuser will spend decades behind bars.
06.29.22 Los Angeles Times - R. Kelly survivors react to 30-year sentence: 'Now he gets rewarded' for what he did. Gloria Allred, who represented many of the victims who testified in the Brooklyn trial, said during a video interview that many of the singer's victims and witnesses were deterred "because there were so many attacks when they spoke their truth. Fears of retaliation and intimidation by fans, supporters of R. Kelly, vendors of R. Kelly." "They had to go through quite a bit to win justice. It wouldn't have happened without them. It couldn't have happened without them.
06.29.22 Inside Edition - R. Kelly Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for Racketeering, Sex Trafficking of Girls. Attorney Gloria Allred represents several of the victims. "No one can undo the harm that has been done to these victims. But at least it's time for Mr. Kelly to be accountable," Allred said.
06.28.22 CourtTV - Mark Geragos and Gloria Allred discuss the Scott Peterson case with Vinnie Politan. Gloria Allred represented Amber Frey, the star witness at the trial.
06.28.22 CourtTV - Scott Peterson Case: Heated Exchange Between Mark Geragos And Gloria Allred. Scott Peterson's former defense attorney, Mark Geragos, was joined on-air on Court TV by attorney Gloria Allred. Allred represented Amber Frey during Peterson's trial. Frey, Peterson's ex-girlfriend, testified against him at his trial.
06.26.22 CGTN News - What Roe's demise means for American women. The U.S. Supreme Court recognized a woman's right to choose to have an abortion in a 1973 decision in the case Roe v. Wade. Over the past half a century since the national ruling struck down abortion bans as unconstitutional in a 7-2 decision, the U.S. has never been at peace with the result. Pro-life and pro-choice factions arose, with tensions simmering in the air until Friday, when the current Supreme Court overturned Roe in a 5-4 final vote, ending the only federal protection for American women's abortion rights. FILE PHOTO - Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC., April 26, 1989 after sitting in while the court listened to arguments.
06.25.22 AOL - Former 'Roe' Attorney Gloria Allred On SCOTUS Ruling. "This is not a conservative decision; this is an extremist decision. In cities across the nation, we must make our voices heard because we all have a stake in this," Allred told CNN, adding that she was "outraged" after hearing the Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade.
06.25.22 CNN Newsroom - Gloria Allred, Attorney to "Jane Roe" joins the Newsroom to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, ending the only federal protection for American women's abortion rights.
06.24.22 YouTube - Gloria Allred reacts to SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade. The famous attorney said she's heartbroken and outraged.
06.24.22 New York Times - Abortion rights protesters voice their anger in cities across the country. In Los Angeles, a crowd outside the downtown federal courthouse gathered at noon and grew by rush hour into a sea of hundreds, weaving past high-rises and stopping traffic. The famed women's rights attorney Gloria Allred addressed the crowd, standing in front of a display of metallic hangers. She said she had an illegal abortion in Los Angeles in the 1960s that landed her in the hospital where a nurse told her she hoped she had learned her lesson, presumably about not seeking abortions. "It did teach me a lesson: Abortion must be safe and legal and affordable," Ms. Allred said, her last few words drowned out by cheers from the crowd.
06.23.22 TODAY FM - Attorney Gloria Allred has been supporting and fighting for survivors of abuse by disgraced comedian Bill Cosby for years. Yesterday a jury in California found Cosby guilty of sexually assaulting Judy Huth when she was just 16 years old at the Playboy Mansion in 1975 - she was a child. Allred is a leading figure on the frontline of feminism in the United States - it's her work, it's her life, it's her identity - and she has achieved enormous change for women. Attorney Gloria Allred joined Tova to discuss the case.
06.23.22 The Source - Bill Cosby was found guilty of the sexual abuse of Judy Huth in 1975. Huth was 16 years old at the time. A civil jury has ordered Cosby to pay Huth $500,000. According to Variety, Huth's attorney, Gloria Allred, stated that compensation and winning in court are steps toward real change.
06.22.22 TOVA - Gloria Allred fighting for survivors of abuse by Bill Cosby. Allred is a leading figure on the frontline of feminism in the United States - it's her work, it's her life, it's her identity - and she has achieved enormous change for women. Listen here.
06.22.22 CBS News - Civil trial jurors find Bill Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. The jury's decision is a major legal defeat for the 84-year-old Cosby. It comes nearly a year after his Pennsylvania criminal conviction for sexual assault was thrown out and he was freed from prison. Cosby did not attend the Los Angeles trial. He has repeatedly denied Huth's allegations that he forced her to perform a sex act at the mansion.
06.22.22 Variety - After a civil jury found that Bill Cosby sexually abused Judy Huth in 1975 when she was a 16-year-old minor, Cosby's team is calling the outcome an "astonishing victory," yet pledging to appeal the $500,000 verdict. Huth is represented by high-powered attorney and women's rights activist, Gloria Allred, who hailed the verdict as a win toward "real change," and told reporters outside the courthouse on Tuesday that Cosby "should be held and was held accountable for what he did to her."
06.21.22 The Wrap - "Bill Cosby Ordered to Pay $500,000 After Losing Civil Sexual Assault Suit" Judy Huth, who claimed the actor and comedian assaulted her in the 1970s when she was 16, had filed her suit in 2014. "Today our client Judy Huth won real change," said attorney Gloria Allred, whose firm represented Huth. "Because she fought Bill Cosby, one step at a time, for over seven-and-a-half years. And she proved with the jury's verdict that Mr. Cosby did sexually assault her when she was a minor. And he should be held - and was held - accountable for what he did to her."
06.21.22 NBC News - Verdict reached in first civil case against Bill Cosby to ever reach a trial. 64-year-old Judy Huth accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her in 1975 at the Playboy Mansion when she was 16 and Cosby was 37. In court, Cosby's attorneys called her accusations "a complete and utter fabrication." The jury ruled against Cosby in the civil case, finding that he sexually assaulted Huth. It awarded her $500,000.
06.21.22 Law & Crime Network - Bill Cosby found liable in sex abuse claims from 1975. Gloria Allred discusses the case and verdict.
06.21.22 Deadline - Bill Cosby Sexually Abused Judy Huth In 1970s, Civil Jury Decides. After just over three full days of deliberations and one substitution, the Santa Monica panel this afternoon revealed its decision against the much-accused Cosby Show creator and star. Handing their verdict to L.A. Superior Court Judge Craig Karlan with plaintiff Judy Huth, her legal team and Cosby's defense team in attendance at the packed courtroom, the 12-person jury also awarded Huth $500,000 in damages.
06.21.22 Variety - Bill Cosby's Team Storms Off Outside Courthouse During Chaotic Press Conference as Gloria Allred Declares Victory. During her remarks, Allred noted that the case is the first to go to trial under California's Child Victims Act, which is part of a nationwide reform movement to help victims of sexual crimes seek justice. The legal reform that adjusted statutes of limitations took effect in 2020. "It's an important message to other survivors of child sexual abuse that you can sue, even decades after you were sexually abused as a child," Allred said. "You do have rights, you do have access to the civil system of justice in order to assert their rights and indicate their rights in a court of law against the person that they accused of sexually assaulting them when they were children."
06.21.22 The New York Times - "Bill Cosby Loses Sex Assault Lawsuit and Must Pay Damages: A jury in California sided with Judy Huth, who accused Mr. Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1975, when she was 16." Ms. Huth was awarded $500,000 in compensatory damages by the jury. Ms. Huth is represented by attorneys Nathan Goldberg, John West, and Gloria Allred.
06.17.22 New York Times - The Jury in the Bill Cosby Sex Assault Case Says It's Close to a Verdict. The jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial came close to deciding the case on Friday, but their uncertainty over how to address some remaining issues in reaching a verdict led the judge to decide they should return on Monday to resume their deliberations.
06.09.22 Daily Mail - Actor Cuba Gooding Jr has been accused of violating three different women in New York in 2018 and 2019 - but having previously denied all of the allegations, he now pleaded guilty to one count of forcibly touching a woman in April. While his criminal case may be over, attorney Gloria Allred who represents an alleged sexual assault victim of the actor, said she will proceed with an ongoing $6 million civil lawsuit because 'justice was not achieved' when Gooding Jr. got a no-jail plea deal in a separate criminal case.
06.08.22 Daily Mail - Prosecutors say R Kelly, 55, should face at least 25 years in prison ahead of his June 29 sentencing after he 'preyed upon children and young women for his own sexual gratification' R&B singer R Kelly was convicted in September 2021 of racketeering, child exploitation, and other charges by a Brooklyn jury. Attorney Gloria Allred, who represented 3 victims and 2 witnesses at the trial, said R Kelly is 'the worst predator' she has pursued.
06.07.22 OK Magazine - Empire Media Group Announces New Podcast 'The Firm,' Which Will Explore Ins & Outs Of The Royal Family. The podcast will be 12 episodes, in which experts, authors and more will talk about Megxit, Prince Andrew's scandal and so much more. Be sure to watch out for plenty of guests, including Gloria Allred.
06.06.22 Just Jared - Cardi B & JoJo Siwa Have Tons of Fun at West Hollywood's Pride Parade! Other stars taking part in the parade include Pose star MJ Rodriguez, entertainer Janelle Monae, The Real co-host Loni Love, YouTuber Patrick Starrr, and famed feminist attorney Gloria Allred.
06.06.22 NY Daily News - Attorney Gloria Allred, LGBTQ members and allies hit the streets of West Hollywood, Calif. for the WeHo Pride Parade on Sunday, June 5, 2022.
06.06.22 Los Angeles Blade - Celebs, politicians, & partiers took it to the streets of West Hollywood. WeHo Pride's first-ever parade capped off three days of festivities that can only be deemed an unqualified & unforgettable success. Ubiquitous media presence, LA attorney Gloria Allred, got in a jab at anti-gay Florida governor Ron DeSantis, as she rode in the parade shouting from a loudspeaker behind a group of marchers who carried signs that pictured a rainbow-colored image of Florida next to the slogan "In L.A. we say gay."
06.04.22 Newser - Woman Alleges Cosby Kiss at 14: 'I Couldn't Get Away'. The woman, now 61, told her story in a public venue for the first time during a Los Angeles County civil trial over the lawsuit of Judy Huth, who alleges Cosby sexually assaulted her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 16 at around the same time, in the spring of 1975. The woman isn't a party to the lawsuit, but she's being allowed to testify, along with one other woman, about her experiences for Huth's case. The other witness, Margie Shapiro, has told her story several times before to media outlets and in a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred.
06.03.22 Canyon News - Judy Huth Sues Bill Cosby For Sexual Assault. Nearly a year after Bill Cosby was released from prison as a result of an overturned sexual assault conviction, Cosby, 84, is being sued by Judy Huth in civil court for alleged sexual assault and is facing another trial. Opening arguments for the trial began on Wednesday, June 1 at a Santa Monica court. Huth is being represented by esteemed attorney Gloria Allred.
06.02.22 ABC News - "Harvey Weinstein's rape conviction upheld by appeals court." A New York appeals court today upheld Harvey Weinstein's rape conviction and 23-year prison sentence, rejecting the former movie mogul's claim that the judge at his landmark #MeToo trial unfairly allowed women to testify about allegations that weren't part of the case. Lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents three of the witnesses from Mr. Weinstein's New York criminal trial spoke to ABC about this news. She also stated, "But now I am also looking forward to the criminal prosecution of Mr. Weinstein in Los Angeles, where I also represent alleged victims for whom charges have been filed."
06.02.22 Deadline - "New York Appeals Court Unanimously Upholds Harvey Weinstein Rape, Assault Conviction." Over two years after Harvey Weinstein was tried, convicted and jailed for rape and sexual assault in Manhattan, a new York Appeals court today upheld the verdict, rejecting the former movie mogul's defense arguments that the proceedings heavily favored the prosecution. Attorney Gloria Allred made a statement to Deadline regarding this news and her client, Mimi Haley, who was the key prosecution witness in this important case.
06.01.22 CBS - "Opening Statements in civil case against Bill Cosby start in Santa Monica courtroom." A sexual battery case brought by Judy Huth against comedian Bill Cosby, which had been put on hold because of the criminal trial in Pennsylvania, got its start Wednesday in a Santa Monica courtroom. Nathan Goldberg is the lead attorney for Ms. Huth, and is supported in the trial by partners Gloria Allred and John West. Ms. Allred states that "Ms. Huth alleges in her lawsuit that she was a victim of sexual battery by Mr. Cosby when was 16-years-old."
06.01.22 Metropolitan News - "Lascivious Acts Justify $50 Million Punitive-Damage Award." The Court of Appeal has upheld a jury's award of $50 million in punitive damages, along with $8 million in noneconomic compensatory damages, against film producer Alki David, heir to a Coca-Cola bottling fortune, based on his sexual battery and harassment of a woman who was a production assistant at two of his entertainment companies. Plaintiff, Mahim Khan, was represented by Nathan Goldberg, Dolores Y. Leal, and Renee Mochkatel of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, along with Norman Pine and Scott Tillett of Pine Tillett Pine.
05.31.22 Viacasinos.com - "Cuomo mulling run for AG against incumbent Letitia James after her probe ousted him from office." Disgraced New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is plotting a political comeback - one that would see him supplant nemesis Letita James as the state's attorney general, after her sexual misconduct probe this past year saw him ousted from office. Attorney Gloria Allred represent Sherry Vill, one of approximately 12 women who accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct and/or sexual harassment.
05.27.22 Advocate Lake Highlands - "RISD moves to pre-record graduation speeches: 'It's not a student event anymore.'" Lake Highlands High School in Texas has changed the rules for its valedictorian and other students who will make remarks on their graduation day. The school now will pre-record their remarks. The impetus for this change was the controversial speech by Paxton Smith last year, which went viral after she abandoned her pre-approved remarks and shared her fears that Texas Senate Bill 8, also known as the Heartbeat Act, would lead to diminished access to reproductive rights for women around her state of Texas and across the country. Attorney Gloria Allred had Ms. Paxton join her for a press conference in Los Angeles about Paxton's graduation speech, and at several pro-choice marches.
05.24.22 Law & Crime - Jury selection began Tuesday in a California civil lawsuit against actor and comedian Bill Cosby for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenage girl at the Playboy Mansion in the 1970s. Cosby has been publicly accused of sexual misconduct by at least 60 women. Judy Huth's lawsuit, however, is the first civil case against Cosby for sexual assault that has reached trial. Ms. Huth is represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
05.23.22 Ebony - Bill Cosby To Stand Trial For Allegedly Groping A Woman When She Was A Teenager. Judy Huth is suing the disgraced comedian for sexual battery, alleging that the incident took place in 1974 when she was 15; she had been visiting the Playboy Mansion where Cosby was a performer and frequent visitor. Gloria Allred, who represents Huth and dozens of Cosby accusers, confirmed that the trial will go forward starting Monday, but had no other comment other than, "We are looking forward to the trial."
05.23.22 Daily Mail - California trial begins against disgraced comedian Bill Cosby for 'sexually assaulting 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975'. Cosby has said he will not attend the proceedings in Santa Monica and will 'plead the fifth' as his accuser Judy Huth's civil suit against him is heard. This lawsuit is one of the last remaining open suits against Cosby. The star of 'The Cosby Show' has settled many of the claims against him. Ms. Huth is represented by Allred, Maroko & Goldberg.
05.15.22 MyNewsLA.com - Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across the Southland as part of a nationwide effort to protect abortion rights now that the U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. In the Los Angeles area, rallies were also held in Pasadena, Long Beach, Rancho Palos Verdes, Sherman Oaks, Claremont, Avalon and Venice Beach. Thousands of people also rallied at Centennial Regional Park in Santa Ana. All told, the crowds heard from a range of speakers, both famous and less well known, including Sen. Alex Padilla, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, Representatives Katie Porter, Karen Bass and Maxine Waters, state Sen. Sydney Kamlager, attorney Gloria Allred, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president and CEO Alexis McGill Johnson, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles president and CEO Sue Dunlap and actors Laura Dern, Ricki Lake, Lisa Ann Walter and Christine Lahti, among others.
05.15.22 New York Post - Thousands of abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Saturday, angered by the prospect that the Supreme Court may soon overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide a half century ago. Celebrity women's rights attorney Gloria Allred told the crowd about her own "back alley abortion" as a young woman when she became pregnant from a rape at gunpoint before Roe. "I almost died," she recounted. "I was left in a bathtub in a pool of my own blood, hemorrhaging."
05.14.22 Thousands of abortion rights supporters rallied across the United States on Saturday, angered by the prospect that the Supreme Court may soon overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion nationwide a half-century ago. Protesters marching under the slogan "Bans Off Our Bodies" took to the streets from New York and Atlanta to Chicago and Los Angeles in a show of outrage. Celebrity women's rights attorney Gloria Allred told the crowd about her own "back-alley abortion" as a young woman when she became pregnant from rape at gunpoint before Roe. Watch video here.
05.14.22 Daily Bruin - Thousands of people gathered outside Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday in support of abortion rights and to protest the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade. The Women's March Foundation, Planned Parenthood and their partners organized the "Bans Off Our Bodies" rally as a part of a series of nationwide rallies. The rally was held at Grand Park in downtown LA. "I want you to vote as though your lives depend on it because they do," said Gloria Allred, a women's rights attorney, at the rally.
05.14.22 NBC LA - Thousands of people took to the streets across Southern California on Saturday as part of a nationwide effort to protect abortion rights, with the U.S. Supreme Court apparently poised to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. The Women's March Foundation said it received more than 50,000 signups for the "Bans Off Our Bodies" rally outside Los Angeles City Hall, which began at 10 a.m. The rally, which had been planned for months, gained a new sense of urgency at the beginning of May following a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito that revealed the court privately voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
05.12.22 WXXI News - Supporters of a measure that would allow adult survivors of sexual abuse and harassment to bring their alleged abusers to court singled out State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, saying that he is holding up the bill. Nationally known women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred also appealed to the speaker to act. "How many times do survivors have to relive their trauma at a press conference or in front of legislators before you take action?" Allred asked.
05.12.22 Inside America with Ghida Fakhry - With the US Supreme Court set to overturn Roe v Wade, a landmark ruling that legalized abortion across the United States fifty years ago, activists and lawmakers on both sides get ready for what comes next. Attorney Gloria Allred speaks about the dangerous and horrific ramifications for women if Roe v. Wade is struck down.
05.07.22 CNN - CNN's Jessica Dean interviews Gloria Allred re: Abortion rights battle. Ms. Allred calls the possibility of Roe V. Wade being overturned both devastating and horrific.
05.05.22 Fox 11 Los Angeles - Gloria Allred calls possibility of Roe v. Wade being overturned 'devastating, horrific'. Ms. Allred shared her reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion leak with Elex Michaelson.
05.05.22 CBC News Network - Women's rights attorney Gloria Allred discusses the leaked U. S. Supreme Court draft opinion striking down the right to an abortion.
05.05.22 The Kelly Cutrara Show - Kelly speaks to Gloria Allred, a famous attorney with Allred, Maroko & Goldberg and a champion of women's rights, about the overturning of Roe v Wade.
05.04.22 Newsy Tonight With Chance Seales - Gloria Allred joins Alex Miller to discuss the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion re: Roe v. Wade.
05.03.22 Advokaten - In the United States, lawyers are vocal in the public debate and like to call themselves activists. But where is the limit to how activist a lawyer can be? Attorney Gloria Allred is so well known that she has been portrayed in both The Simpsons and South Park and has gotten her own Netflix documentary, "Seeing Allred." My main focus is to improve the conditions and status of women, through litigation and by speaking publicly about related issues. It's not just about me saying what I think. Most of the time I speak on behalf of clients, I become their spokesperson,"
05.03.22 BBC World News - Supreme Court set to overturn abortion rights ruling. Leaked Supreme Court paper suggests change to abortion rights. Watch Gloria Allred's interview here.
05.03.22 Voice of America - What is Roe v Wade? The U.S. Supreme Court recognized a woman's right to choose to have an abortion in a 1973 decision in the case Roe v. Wade. FILE PHOTO - Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe in the 1973 court case, left, and her attorney Gloria Allred hold hands as they leave the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC., April 26, 1989 after sitting in while the court listened to arguments.
04.26.22 The Cut - Everything We Know About the Rust Shooting. On October 21, a woman died on the set of the Western Rust after a prop gun Alec Baldwin was holding accidentally discharged in the course of rehearsing a scene. The victim, Halyna Hutchins, was a cinematographer on the movie, which was filming at Bonanza Creek Ranch, in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. Civil suits have been filed among crew members, but criminal responsibility has yet to be determined. One of those lawsuits, filed by Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell asserts that the set failed to follow safety protocols for the use of firearms. Ms. Mitchell is represented by Gloria Allred. Read the full story here.
04.25.22 FOX 11 L.A. - Law enforcement officials released a trove of video evidence Monday in the ongoing investigation of a fatal October shooting of a cinematographer by actor and producer Alec Baldwin on the set of a Western movie. New Mexico workplace safety regulators last week issued the maximum possible fine of nearly $137,000 against the "Rust" film production company. Gloria Allred represents the script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, who called 911 after the movie-set shooting.
04.21.22 Republic - The production company behind Alec Baldwin's movie Rust were heavily fined by New Mexico Environment Department's Occupational Health and Safety Bureau (OHSB) for safety failures on set that lead to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. In response to OSHO's investigation, Stefan Friedman, a spokesperson for Rust Movie Productions LLC, said in a statement to Reuters, "While we appreciate OSHA's time and effort in its investigation, we disagree with its findings and plan to appeal." Further, even Rust script supervisor Mamie Mitchell's attorney, Gloria Allred issued a statement to the outlet in which she stated that everyone responsible for what happened on that production which led to the tragedy should hang their heads in shame and added that as a producer, Alec Baldwin was part of Rust management.
04.21.22 Newsweek - Lawyers for actor Alec Baldwin and the armorer on the set of the movie Rust said their clients have been exonerated after a safety report cited "serious management failures" by the film's production company in the on-set shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. The script supervisor who called 911 after the fatal movie-set shooting in October is suing Baldwin, saying he should be held accountable. Mamie Mitchell's attorney Gloria Allred released a statement saying that since Baldwin was a producer for the movie, he's part of Rust management and thereby responsible. Allred claims "there is nothing in the OSHA report that exonerates" Baldwin.
04.18.22 The Charlotte Observer - "Ex-UNCSA teacher gets 5 years in prison for trafficking underage violin student for sex." Stephen Shipps, a former North Carolina music professor who pleaded guilty to trafficking an underage student for sex in 2002 when she was 16 years old, was sentenced to five years behind bars. There is a pending civil case filed by UNC School of the Arts alumni which alleges rampant sexual abuse of underage students by faculty members, where 56 plaintiffs accused school leadership of sacrificing male and female students' safety to salvage the conservatory's reputation. Shipps was one of several former UNCSA teachers they accused of sexual assault, abuse and harassment. Their attorney, longtime women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred, said the sentence was "long overdue" for her three clients who filed complaints about Shipps, and every other victim.
04.17.22 KABC - Gurvey's Law - Listen to attorney Alan Gurvey's interview with attorney Gloria Allred, with our client, Veronika Didusenko, a former Miss Ukraine. They discuss Ms. Didusenko's recent escape from Ukraine with her young son, as well as conditions in Ukraine and the effects of this devastating war. They also discuss the issue of how some beauty pageants will not allow women to participate who have ever been pregnant, or have given birth, or take care of a child, and how they feel this is an outdated and discriminatory practice.
04.17.22 CNN Newsroom with Pamela Brown - Attorney Gloria Allred talks about the current situation of some states enacting bans and restrictions affecting women's lives, health and their ability to have access to safe and legal abortion. She speaks about her own experience having an illegal abortion, upcoming legal battles and how she sees these legal restrictions as a war on women.
04.16.22 Der Speigel - Former Miss Ukraine Veronika Didusenko recalls her escape with son amid Russian invasion: 'I had to survive'. Veronika Didusenko, Miss Ukraine 2018, joined Gloria Allred in Los Angeles to make a plea on behalf of Ukrainians. English | Deutsch
04.14.22 Yahoo! News - "Cuba Gooding, Jr. accusers 'surprised and disappointed' by resolution of actor's NYC sex crime case, says lawyer Gloria Allred." Women who accused Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual assault were "surprised and disappointed" that he was allowed to avoid prison by pleading guilty to reduced charges of forcible touching, the womens' lawyer Gloria Allred said Thursday. More than 30 women have accused the Oscar-winning actor of sexual assault. A federal civil suit accuses him of violently raping a woman he had just met in 2013 at the Mercer Hotel.
04.11.22 People - "Chris Noth's The Equalizer Character Killed Off After His Firing Due to Sexual Assault Allegations" The allegations against Noth first surfaced in a Dec. 16 article in The Hollywood Reporter, in which two women accused him of sexually assaulting them. A third woman, who used the name Ava, later brought similar sexual assault claims against Noth in a Daily Beast article. Singer Lisa Gentile then came forward with her own allegations of sexual assault in a Dec. 23 press conference led by attorney Gloria Allred.
04.07.22 CYInterview - For almost 15 years, Attorney Gloria Allred has appeared on CYInterview to talk about numerous important legal, political and social topics. Today indefatigable Ms. Allred talks Justice-to-be Kentanji Brown Jackson and Chris Rock getting slapped.
03.24.22 MEAWW - Despite being imprisoned for a series of crimes, including racketeering and sex trafficking, singer R Kelly recently chatted with an ecstatic fan on the phone. The footage of the conversation has now gone viral, leaving many people puzzled as to how and why the convicted sex offender received the device in the first place, despite claims that it was the prison's phone. The video has already received over 800,000 views and over two million plays on TikTok. Gloria Allred, who represented the singer's numerous victims, said in a statement at the time of his conviction. "All of the predators that I have pursued, however, R. Kelly is the worst for many reasons." "He used the power of his celebrity to recruit vulnerable underage girls for the purpose of sexually abusing them."
03.17.22 Newsweek - Amy Berg, the director of HBO's documentary Phoenix Rising, has shared her response to Marilyn Manson's defamation lawsuit against Evan Rachel Wood with Newsweek. Berg told Newsweek she met Wood through mutual friends seven to 10 years prior to the release of the documentary, and it was because of conversations they had together that they decided to collaborate on the film. "I came to work with her because she did approach me at the point when she had met with Gloria Allred, and she was told that the statute of limitations had expired on her case," Berg said. "So she wanted to, she was going to change the law in California and she told me about that.
03.16.22 FoxNews.com "Former Miss Ukraine Veronika Didusenko recalls her escape with son amid Russian invasion: 'I had to survive.'" Ms. Didusenko joined attorney Gloria Allred at a press conference on March 8 in Los Angeles, on International Women's Day. Veronika spoke about her harrowing journey out of her home in Ukraine with her young son at the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. She made a public plea on behalf of Ukrainians under attack, and the women and children fleeing for their lives.
03.14.22 The Times - Andrea Quiroga, 28, said she had dreamt of competing in the pageants since seeing an advert when she was 14 but was barred from taking part after she became a mother at 19. The winner of Miss World America represents the US at the Miss World competition but contestants will not be considered if they have given birth. Miss Universe will also not accept mothers. Gloria Allred, a prominent women's rights lawyer who is representing Quiroga, did not rule out also taking out a lawsuit. She said: "We'll do everything we think possible to get these rules eliminated."
03.13.22 Ukraine: Former Miss Ukraine describes escape from Kyiv, asks for aid. Ukraine: The journey of Ukrainians and their land is known by all, the confusion is all over the minds of the world's people. There is no place the siren would not sound and there is no place the rocket, don't would explode, she said. Didusenko told her story in the Los Angeles office of women's rights attorney Gloria Allred in a news conference. A few months ago she became friends with the former beauty queen.
03.09.22 Lexology - In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating three trailblazing women in the legal profession. These women-Gloria Allred, Constance Baker Motley, and Faiza Saeed-have broken barriers for female lawyers and have made a lasting impact on the legal profession. Each of these influential women shattered glass ceilings in different fields of law.
03.08.22 The Wrap - Miss Ukraine 2018 Veronika Didusenko called on President Joe Biden and other Western leaders Tuesday for a no-fly zone above her country - and for more weapons and ammunition for her people - amid Russia's devastating invasion of Ukraine. Didusenko, who fled her homeland with her 7-year-old son in recent days, spoke at a news conference in downtown Los Angeles, with attorney Gloria Allred.
03.08.22 AP News - "Former Miss Ukraine describes escape from Kyiv, asks for aid". Veronika Didusenko, on Tuesday described her journey with her young son to escape Kyiv and her homeland as Russian troops invaded the country last month, and called on countries to do more to arm her countrymen and women. Didusenko told her story at a news conference in the Los Angeles office of women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, who said she became friends with the former beauty queen several months ago.
03.08.22 People - Veronika Didusenko, who won the title of Miss Ukraine in 2018, was joined by attorney Gloria Allred on Tuesday as she made a plea on behalf of Ukrainians under attack by Russian forces. During the press conference in Los Angeles on International Women's Day, Didusenko joined Allred in calling on President Joe Biden to give Ukrainians the opportunity to come to the U.S., "if they so choose," without a visa.
03.08.22 The Hollywood Reporter - Russian Attack Causing "Humanitarian Catastrophe," Says Former Miss Ukraine. During a Tuesday press conference with Gloria Allred, Veronika Didusenko called on the U.S. to arm Ukrainians and impose a no-fly zone over the country.
03.07.22 Newsweek - Gloria Allred, an attorney who has represented 33 accusers of Bill Cosby, denounced the Supreme Court's Monday decision to decline to review the Pennsylvania high court's move to vacate the 84-year-old comedian's criminal sexual assault conviction. Yet, she's hopeful he might soon suffer separate legal consequences for his actions. "On May 9, 2022, just two months from now, we will begin our civil trial against Mr. Cosby in our case of Huth v. Cosby in L.A. County Superior Court. In her lawsuit Ms. Huth alleges that she was the victim of child sexual abuse by Bill Cosby at the Playboy mansion when she was only 15 years old."
02.28.22 OK Magazine - Prince Andrew recently settled Virginia Giuffre's sexual abuse lawsuit against him - but have we seen the last of his legal woes? According to powerhouse attorney Gloria Allred - who has represented multiple victims of Jeffrey Epstein's - a new law could open up more opportunities for accusers to come forward against the 61-year-old royal.
02.25.22 The Sacramento Bee - Richelle Nice, a former juror who participated in the 2005 Scott Peterson trial, is expected to testify under a grant of immunity as she begins a weeklong hearing starting Friday, Feb. 25, 2022, centered on whether she lied about her history with domestic violence. Nice was part of the jury who convicted Scott Peterson and sent him to death row. During the 2005 criminal trial of Scott Peterson, attorney Gloria Allred represented witness Amber Frey, a former girlfriend of Mr. Peterson.
02.17.22 Express - 'Want silence!' Andrew 'agrees not to repeat Virginia Giuffre sexual assault denial'. The Duke of York has agreed to no longer repeat the denial of Virginia Giuffre allegations as a part of the out-of-court settlement, The Telegraph claims. Gloria Allred, a US lawyer who represented several of Jeffrey Epstein's victims, told Radio 4 "Lawsuits are war but a settlement means that both sides are seeking peace, and that's what happened here.
02.16.22 Daily Mail - 'Now talk to the FBI': Lawyer for Jeffrey Epstein victims accuses Andrew of hypocrisy for pledging to help sex abuse victims while refusing to cooperate with authorities. Gloria Allred said that duke's promise to tackle the 'evils of sex trafficking' as part of his settlement with Virginia Roberts, who brought the lawsuit under her married name Virginia Giuffre, should start by consenting to be interviewed by federal agents. Miss Allred said: 'It is long overdue for him to agree to answer their questions about what he knows and observed about Jeffrey Epstein and underage girls.
02.16.22 The Guardian - The settlement agreed between Virginia Giuffre and Prince Andrew over alleged sexual assault will leave the public to decide who they believe, according to Gloria Allred, a top US lawyer working with several victims of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein. She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "Lawsuits are war, but a settlement means both sides are seeking peace. There will be peace now but this case will be remembered for many years to come."
02.16.22 Evening Standard - Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre 'did not want to give evidence in public', says Epstein victim lawyer. Top US attorney Gloria Allred said being questioned on the stand was "not a comfortable experience" for victims or defendants. "The people will draw their own conclusions in the court of public opinion, but it's not going to happen in a court of law." Ms. Allred, who represents many of the victims of sex offender Epstein, told Times Radio: "Are we now going to ever know the truth of what Prince Andrew did or did not do?
02.15.22 4 News - Prince Andrew: 'It will be all over if and when the settlement is paid', lawyer for Epstein victims says. Joining Jackie Long, Social Affairs Editor, live from LA is Gloria Allred, who represents many victims of the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
02.15.22 Glamour UK - Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre have reportedly reached an out of court settlement - here's why the case is still important in the fight against sexual abuse. This case is an important reminder that when women believe that they have been sexually victimised by powerful men and find the courage to abandon their fear, that it is possible for them to seek justice," says Gloria Allred, the US lawyer world-renowned for taking on high-profile cases involving the protection of women's rights.
02.06.22 Daily Mail - New York's disgraced former governor Andrew Cuomo could challenge Attorney General Letitia James in the upcoming election as retribution for her office's damning investigation that branded him a serial groper. Attorney Gloria Allred represents Sherry Vill, one of the many women who accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct. She alleges Cuomo grabbed her face and kissed her 'aggressively and in a sexual manner' on both cheeks in May 2017 while he was touring her home in Greece, near Rochester, as he inspected local flood damage.
02.03.22 Epoch TV - Justice is SERVED. Disgraced media mogul, Harvey Weinstein, was sentenced in New York to 23 years in prison for sexual criminal acts and was extradited to California for a new trial on sex crime charges. Witness the rise and fall of one of Hollywood's most powerful men. Los Angeles lawyer Gloria Allred, represented some of his accusers in the New York trial and also represents two accusers in the Los Angeles case.
02.01.22 The Sun - R KELLY has reportedly asked for more time to file an appeal in his sex abuse case after testing positive for Covid in jail. The disgraced singer was found guilty of racketeering last September following six weeks of graphic testimony. Following the jury's verdict, women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, who represented several of Kelly's victims, described the musician as the worst sexual predator she had pursued in her 47-year career of practicing law.
02.01.22 New York Times - Mel Mermelstein, Holocaust Survivor Who Sued Deniers, Dies at 95. He accused a revisionist history group of reneging on its promise to give a reward to anyone who could prove that the Nazis gassed Jews. He hired William John Cox, a public interest lawyer (and later in the proceedings, Gloria Allred), and sued in Los Angeles County Superior Court for breach of contract, anticipatory repudiation, libel, injurious denial of established fact and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He won his case.
01.30.22 Audio Times - Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit against the Duke of York moves forward. A team of American lawyers will fly into London as soon as next month to question Prince Andrew over allegations of sexual assault. Attorney Gloria Allred explains the deposition process and what Prince Andrew can expect.
01.26.22 News Night - Prince Andrew is demanding a jury trial in the Virginia Giuffre sexual assault case, his lawyers announced on Wednesday. The defiant statement from the prince's legal team means a civil trial is likely to take place later this year in New York. Attorney Gloria Allred explains the significance.
01.26.22 Morning in America - Attorney Gloria Allred comments on Sports Illustrated Swimsuits' new gender equality initiative that sets new standards for ads.
01.25.22 Fox News - Alec Baldwin, 'Rust' producers file to dismiss lawsuit, Allred says not so fast. The lawsuit was originally filed by 'Rust' script supervisor Mamie Mitchell and her attorney Gloria Allred.
01.25.22 NBC News - Alec Baldwin, 'Rust' producers say fatal shooting was 'workplace accident' in seeking to dismiss lawsuit. The movie's script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, should purse her claims through workers compensation, defense attorneys said in their petition to have the civil claim tossed out. Mitchell's attorney, Gloria Allred, said the defendants "are trying to avoid explaining their conduct before a judge and a jury in a court of law."
01.23.22 Daily Beast - 'We Need to Talk About Cosby' Doc Eviscerates 'America's Dad': A 'Rapist' Who 'Had a TV Show Once'. At the beginning of the new documentary series We Need to Talk About Cosby, director W. Kamau Bell asks what should be a simple question: "Who is Bill Cosby now?" Few of his interview subjects are able to answer it. High-profile attorney Gloria Allred is quick and direct: "I look forward to seeing Bill Cosby again," she says. "In a court of law."
01.21.22 The U.S. Sun - A TOP lawyer for victims of Jeffrey Epstein has slammed Prince Andrew for "betraying Queen and country" by associating with the late pedo financier. Los Angeles-based Gloria Allred said of the Duke of York's relationship with Epstein: "If you get down in the mud with pigs you are going to get mud on you."
01.20.22 The Lawyer Stories Podcast - The Lawyer Stories Podcast Episode 78 featuring Gloria Allred, legal icon, fearless advocate for justice and equality and founding partner of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg (AM&G) in Los Angeles, California. Gloria shares with us her personal journey to the practice of law and why she became a tireless crusader against discrimination, combating injustices and winning new rights, especially for women and minorities. We further discuss some of the nationally recognized cases she has been a part of and how she stays cool under pressure.
01.19.22 Glamour Magazine UK- Why the Prince Andrew case is monumental in the fight against sexual abuse, whatever the outcome. Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit against Prince Andrew is more proof that women should not - and will not - be silenced on abuse. "This case is an important reminder that when women believe that they have been sexually victimised by powerful men and find the courage to abandon their fear, that it is possible for them to seek justice," says Gloria Allred, the US lawyer world-renowned for taking on high-profile cases involving the protection of women's rights.
01.16.22 Daily Mail - Prince Andrew was last night accused of a 'tone-deaf' defence to his legal battle with Virginia Roberts after his lawyers suggested she may have 'false memories' of her encounters with him. In a scathing response to the Duke's demand for Miss Roberts' mental health records, her lawyer, David Boies, said: 'She wouldn't 'misremember sexual abuse by a Prince of England.' Gloria Allred, who represents numerous Epstein victims, said: 'The Prince is entitled to take the deposition of Virginia's therapist for the purpose of determining emotional distress. That is not uncommon.
01.12.22 Channel 4 News UK - Prince Andrew fails to stop US sexual abuse civil case brought by Virginia Giuffre. Prince Andrew has long denied accusations he sexually assaulted Virginia Giuffre when she was 17, and had tried to use a settlement she reached years ago with the convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to stop a civil case before it started. Attorney Gloria Allred represents 20 victims of Epstein.
01.11.22 The Oxford Spokesman - 'Rust' scene didn't predict Baldwin Shooting Gun, says script supervisor. "Rust" screenplay supervisor Mamie Mitchell says the scene in which actor and producer Alec Baldwin killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October did not include a gun being fired. She filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and other members of the film's production. Ms. Mitchell is represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
01.06.22 Insider - Inside the messy effort to compensate 225 Jeffrey Epstein accusers. The Epstein Victims' Compensation Program put a price on the experiences of women the financier sexually abused. The program ultimately established for Epstein's victims promised a measure of justice that had eluded them in court, the attorney Gloria Allred said. "It took a great deal of courage for the victims to share the details of how Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficked or sexually victimized them," Allred, who represents 20 of Epstein's victims, told Insider.
01.06.22 Texas News Today - Chris Noth cut out "and just like that ... the season finale after allegations of sexual abuse". According to TV Line, 67-year-old North was to make a temporary appearance at the season finale after his character, Mr. Big, died in the first episode. Lisa Gentile, 54, claims to have been "sexually abused" by the actor. Her lawyer, Gloria Allred, claims that the experience was "traumatic".
01.05.22 Daily Express - Prince Andrew has 'mountain to climb' as judge's decision in dismissing case looms. The Duke of York's legal team is currently locking horns with his accuser Virginia Giuffre's in a civil case. Ms. Giuffre claims she had sex with the prince three times when she had been trafficked and used as a sex slave by paedophile Jeffrey Epstein. Legal observers, including a lawyer who represents numerous Epstein victims, are doubtful as to whether the Duke is covered by it. Gloria Allred, who represents 16 of Epstein's victims, said "the odds are against Prince Andrew".
01.04.22 New York Post - Cuomo accuser: DA sends wrong message to women by dropping criminal charges. But Albany County DA David Soares announced Tuesday he had asked the court to dismiss the charges, explaining that his office wouldn't have been able to prove the allegations at trial. Famed women's rights lawyer Gloria Allred, the attorney representing Susan Iannucci - who claimed Cuomo kissed her cheek without permission during a press conference - said she didn't think other alleged victims of sexual harassment should be deterred from coming forward.
01.04.22 Duke's lawyers target Giuffre's $500,000 deal with Epstein. The "release agreement" for which Jeffrey Epstein paid Virginia Roberts Giuffre $500,000 seems to absolve third parties. But it does not say if the Duke of York was one of them. "He has an uphill battle because his name is not specifically mentioned there," Gloria Allred, a civil lawyer who has negotiated thousands of similar agreements, said.
01.03.22 BBC - A document that details a settlement between sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and Virginia Giuffre could be made public this week. It could be key to a legal case involving Prince Andrew. Lawyers for the Duke of York believe it could release him from liability. Attorney Gloria Allred explains what this document is and what it could reveal. Ms. Allred represents 20 accusers of Jeffrey Epstein.